The team of Dil Bechara got together on Wednesday for a musical tribute to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The album, composed by AR Rahman, consists of tracks that are hopeful but also carry a sense of melancholy. The movie ‘Dil Bechara’, stars the late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi, is based on the John Green novel The Fault in Our Stars. The book was earlier adapted into a Hollywood movie of the same name in 2014.
Prior to the tribute, AR Rahman opened by saying, “The music of Dil Bechara will always remain special to me. The nine tracks I’ve composed for the film have a whole new meaning and life now. May the Almighty give us hope and strength to brave these times. Dil Bechara is dedicated to the loving memory of Sushant Singh Rajput”. The 13-minute video features the soundtrack singers performing the songs from their respective homes, with scenes from the movie, Dil Bechara. The tribute ends with Amitabh Bhattacharya as he recites a few lines in tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput.
The singers also expressed how they will keep Sushant Singh Rajput’s memory alive through the songs of the Bollywood movie. Sunidhi Chauhan said, “This track sums up the reel and real-life Sushant. Maskari is a reflection of the off-screen playful nature of Sushant”.
Speaking about ‘Taare Gin’, Mohit Chauhan said, “As we all know, Sushant was passionate about the space. He loved star-gazing, owned a telescope and had even bought a plot of land on the moon. This song is dedicated to Sushant’s love for astronomy and his passion”.
Sushant Singh Rajput essays the role of lovestruck Manny, which is based on Gus, played by Ansel Elgort in the Hollywood adaptation of the book. Actor Sanjana Sanghi plays Kizzie, who is inspired by Hazel, played by Shailene Woodley. The role of Peter Van Houten, played by Willem Dafoe, has been reportedly played by Saif Ali Khan in the film.
Dil Bechara starring Sanjana Sanghi and the late Sushant Singh Rajput releases on the streaming platform Disney+Hotstar on 24 July.
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