Director Mukesh Chhabra has one more character in his film Dil Bechara that he talks about very fondly. It’s the bike with a sidecar that is seen very often in the film.
Describing the bike in Dil Bechara Mukesh says,
“Our film actually has this bike, which is Manny’s bike and it has a sidecar, so we used to keep singing songs from the movie and taking the bike for a spin. The weather in Jamshedpur was so unpredictable, it suddenly used to rain and we loved running out into the rain like small kids.”
He adds about his friendship with Sushant Singh Rajput, “We actually used to always be other’s stress buster. Whenever we used to get an opportunity we used to dance and sing on set.”
Celebrate life with this soulful love story, premiering on Disney+ Hotstar on 24th July 2020.
About the Film
Dil Bechara is an upcoming 2020 Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age romantic drama film which is the directorial debut of Mukesh Chhabra. Based on John Green’s 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars, it stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Saif Ali Khan and debutante Sanjana Sanghi, and was initially titled Kizie Aur Manny (transl. Kizie and Manny). Filming commenced on 9 July 2018 in Jamshedpur. The film’s release has been postponed multiple times, due to post-production delays and then again due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India. It will release on 24 July 2020 on Disney+ Hotstar. It features the last posthumous film performance by Rajput, who died in June 2020. The film will be released to all subscribers in his honor.
Kizie Basu is fighting thyroid cancer when she meets Immanuel Rajkumar Junior or Manny, who has previously suffered from osteosarcoma and is in remission. Kizie initially distances herself from Manny but they bond over movies and music and eventually fall in love. As Kizzie’s health deteriorates, she and Manny go to Paris to fulfill her last wish of visiting the city.