On Monday evening, Sony Music India announced that it will be hosting a virtual live concert on July 22. The concert will see composer AR Rahman and several singers of the Dil Bechara album perform as a musical tribute to the lead of the movie and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Disney+ Hotstar VIP, the official streaming platform of the film, will co-host the show.
The show will have a live telecast on both Sony Music India and Disney+ Hotstar VIP’s Facebook page and Youtube channel and will see AR Rahman along with lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya, and singers Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh, Shashaa Tirupati, Jonita Gandhi, Hriday Gattani, and Sunidhi Chauhan performing in memory of the Chhichhore star. The virtual event will begin at 12 pm on Wednesday.
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— Sony Music India (@sonymusicindia) July 20, 2020
Dil Bechara is helmed by renowned casting director Mukesh Chhabra and 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. Sanjana Sanghi plays the female lead in the romantic drama.
While the album of the film is already available on all music streaming platforms, the makers have been gradually releasing the videos on Youtube. So far, the videos of Dil Bechara‘s title track, and songs Taare Ginn, and Khulke Jeene Ka have dropped. The trailer that dropped on July 6 has raked in more than 78 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 10 million likes.
Read: Sushant Singh Rajput And Sanjana Sanghi Leave You With Mixed Feelings In The ‘Dil Bechara’ Trailer; Out Now
Originally based on John Green’s novel of the same name, Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta have adapted it for Indian audiences.
The film also stars Swastika Mukherjee, Sahil Vaid, Saswata Chatterjee, Saif Ali Khan, Milind Gunaji, and Javed Jaffrey in important roles. Satyajit Pande has cranked the camera and Deepa Bhatia is on the edit.
Earlier titled Kizie Aur Manny, the film was to hit the screens on 8 May 2020 after several postponements. Unfortunately, the release was further delayed because of the nationwide lockdown.
Watch the Dil Bechara trailer here:
While the reason behind Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise in his home in Bandra, Mumbai, on June 14 morning is still not clear, his fans have kept social media abuzz discussing his on-screen and off-screen personality and career and 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.
The Mumbai Police has been speaking to several people associated with the actor personally and professionally, but is yet to come to a conclusion. They have interrogated about 35 people so far with Yash Raj Films‘ Aditya Chopra being the latest. They also are reportedly probing Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant’s ex-girlfriend, and her expenses from Sushant’s bank account over several months.
Meanwhile Sushant’s hometown Purnea in Bihar recently renamed a road and popular roundabout in the town after the late actor. 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 for visitors to drop by. They also announced that they will be setting up a foundation, ‘Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation’ to help upcoming talent in the fields of cinema, sports, and science.
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A moving statement from #SushantSinghRajput‘s family on the late actor’s legacy.#SushantSinghRajputFoundation pic.twitter.com/YrtEfwOQhb
— Silverscreen.in (@silverscreenin) June 27, 2020
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