Fans of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput have kept social media abuzz ever since the Chhichhore star died by suicide in his home in Bandra, Mumbai, on June 14 morning. Discussing his on-screen and off-screen personality and career, demanding a CBI investigation into his sudden demise amidst speculations that Bollywood reportedly refused to help him despite knowing of his long battle with depression, while also celebrating the actor’s last film Dil Bechara that will, unfortunately, skip theatrical release and hit Disney+ Hotstar on July 24.
In Sushant’s memory, the municipal corporation of his hometown, Purnea, Bihar, has renamed a road and a famous roundabout in the town incorporating his name, on July 9. The Ford company roundabout has been named Sushant Singh Rajput’s Chowk and the road that goes from Madhubani to Mata Chowk has been renamed as Sushant Singh Rajput Road. A video of the inauguration was viral yesterday, where people were seen crowding near the board to witness the change.
— Khushali Priya (@PriyaKhushali) July 9, 2020
Mayor Savita Devi has reportedly said that the renaming is in a small way paying tribute to the Kai Po Che! star. She has also reportedly written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a CBI inquiry about the case, much like his fans. It is noteworthy that anchor-actor Shekhar Suman also met with Bihar Chief Minister for the same, last month.
While fans are still mourning the loss of the actor, they were also elated by the news.
— Purnea (@PurneaTimes) July 9, 2020
Two weeks ago, Sushant’s family had also put out a statement thanking fans for their love and to announce that they would be turning his house into a memorial with his possessions for visitors to drop by. They also announced that they would be setting up a foundation, ‘Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation’ to help upcoming talent in the fields of cinema, sports, and science.
— Silverscreen.in (@silverscreenin) June 27, 2020
Meanwhile, Sushant’s Dil Bechara had its title track drop yesterday followed by the entire album by AR Rahman. Fans have been raving about the album with the title track, which is believed to have been filmed in one shot, topping the list. The last song that featured Sushant is said to have been choreographed for free by Farah Khan.
— Mukesh Chhabra CSA (@CastingChhabra) July 10, 2020
The trailer that dropped on July 6 has raked in more than 66 million views and has gone on to become the most liked video on Youtube surpassing Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War which had 3.6 million likes. The trailer got a whopping 4.8 million likes within a day and now stands at 9.8 million likes.
Helmed by renowned casting director Mukesh Chhabra, Dil Bechara is the official remake of Hollywood romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars. Bankrolled by Fox Star Studios, the film will stream on Disney+ Hotstar VIP on July 24 for both subscribers and non-subscribers in memory of the late actor. The film costars Sanjana Sanghi.
Watch the Dil Bechara trailer here:
If you (or anyone you know) need assistance overcoming suicidal thoughts, here are a few helpline numbers.
State health department suicide helpline number: 104
Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre: 044-24640050
Life Suicide Prevention Helpline: 78930-78930
Roshni Helplines: 9166202000/ 9127848584
Sahai: 24-hour helpline numbers: 080- 65000111, 080-65000222
Maithri helpline: 0484-2540530
Chaithram helpline: 0484-2361161
Telangana government suicide prevention toll-free no: 104
Roshni: 040-66202000, 6620200
SEVA: 09441778290, 040 – 27504682
Hitguj helpline: 022-24131212
Aasra: +91 9820466726/022-27546669
Cooj Mental Health Foundation: 0832- 2252525/+91 98225 62522
Jeevan Suicide Prevention Helpline: 065-76453841/065-76555555
One Life: +91 7893078930
Makro Foundation – Suicide Prevention Helpdesk: 040-46004600
Lifeline Foundation: 033-24637401/033-24637432