Hotstar to premiere Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film ‘Dil Bechara’ in July

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Hotstar has announced the premiere of Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film ‘Dil Bechara’ in July.

Taking to social media, Hotstar confirmed that the film – an Indian adaptation of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ (2014) will premiere on Friday 24th July for all subscribers. Mukesh Chhabra makes his directorial debut with this movie, with Hindi adaptation by Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta. ‘Dil Bechara’ will see late Sushant Singh Rajput in a leading role alongside debutante Sanjana Sanghi, and Saif Ali Khan in an interesting cameo.

Since Rajput’s sudden demise on 14th June 2020, fans had taken to social media, demanding makers of the film to release ‘Dil Bechara’ at cinemas only. However, their efforts have been refuted after today’s announcement. The film has skipped a theatrical release and will now release on Hotstar only.

Uday Shankar, President – The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India, “We are humbled to be able to play a small part in sustaining the legacy of a fine actor like Sushant Singh Rajput. In celebration of his life and his extraordinary work, Dil Bechara will release directly on digital this July on Disney+ Hotstar; and will be available to all subscribers and non-subscribers across India. Our prayers and wishes to his family and loved ones.”

Mukesh Chhabra, Director of Dil Bechara added, “Sushant was not just the hero of my debut film as a director, but he was a dear friend who stood by me through thick and thin. We had been close right from Kai Po Che to Dil Bechara. He had promised me that he would be in my first film. So many plans were made together, so many dreams were dreamt together but never once did I ever imagine that I would be left alone to release this film. He always showered immense love on me while I was making it and his love will guide us as we release it.”

With a soulful musical rendition, music composer AR Rahman and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya bring to life the many emotions of this story. ‘Dil Bechara’ is the story of Kizie Basu and Immanuel Rajkumar Junior or Manny and explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic adventure of being alive and in love. Together Kizie and Manny embark on an on-off-up-down-sad and sweet profound journey into the heart of that crazy little thing called life. It teaches them what it means to feel truly alive and fall in love.