The untimely demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has left everyone is grieves. In his Bollywood career spanning seven years, Sushant had played a few characters that will always remain in our minds and hearts.
Among them is his favorite character of Raghu in Shuddh Desi Romance, which was released in the same year he made his debut in Bolllywood. Maneesh Sharma directorial, Shuddh Desi Romance (SSR) starred Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra and newcomer Vaani Kapoor in leading roles.
The film explored the views of the younger generation on commitment, live-in relationships and arranged marriages as compared to love marriages in small town India. The film had a privilege to be screen in the Gala Presentation section of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
When the film hit the theaters, it received positive reviews from critics and audiences and was declared a hit in India by Box Office India.
But did you know that Sushant Singh Rajput was not the first choice to play lead in SSR? Yes, Maneesh had earlier cast Shahid Kapoor to play the lead character in SSR but the film took longer than usual time to go on floors and Shahid walked out of the film for other commitments.
The last film of Sushant, Dil Bechara is expected to release as soon as the lockdown is lifted. Dil Bechara is said to be an adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars, was previous titled Kizie Aur Manny.
Talking about the sudden title change, Rucha Pathak, Chief Creative Officer of Fox Star Studios told Mumbai Mirror, “AR Rahman, who is composing the music, shared a vibrant and fun number, with lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. When we heard the song, we found our title in it. It perfectly embodies the theme of our film.”
Dil Bechara will mark the directorial debut of Mukesh Chhabra and also stars Sanjana Sanghi and Saif Ali Khan in key roles.
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