Calling all Sushant Singh Rajput fans in the UAE. Your wait is almost over.
The late actor's final film, ‘Dil Bechara’, will premiere on Star Plus on August 15 at 1pm for its UAE subscribers.
Rajput’s celebrated romance, also starring Sanjana Sanghi, premiered in India on July 24 on Disney+Hotstar, a digital platform that isn’t available in this region. Viewers in those select regions could watch it for free, as a nod to Rajput’s memory, but the UAE movie fans had to wait for it to premiere on Star Plus.
Rajput’s swan song ‘Dil Bechara’ was one of 2020’s most anticipated releases after the sudden death of its lead actor and it received an overwhelming reception. It scored a 10.0 rating within 40 minutes of the film’s release on the IMDB website.
Actors such as Bhumi Pednekar took to her Instagram stories to share her thoughts on the movie when it released, and labelled it a ‘class act’.
“So endearingly and seamlessly done Sushant. Never experienced something so weirdly painful and beautiful. What a last dance. What a treat for all your fans and loved ones. A Forever @SushantSinghRajput,” wrote Pednekar.
At the time of the film’s release in India, its director Mukesh Chhabra and co-star Sanjana Sanghi were in a bittersweet mood.
“I am going to be very vulnerable as I watch ‘Dil Bechara’. There are so many emotions running through my heart and mind. I think the film is beyond reviews now, everyone is so emotionally connected to it so I’m just going to go with what people think now,” said Chhabra in an interview with Gulf News ahead of his film’s release in India in July.