Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee says she couldn’t convey herself to observe Dil Bechara, the final movie of Sushant Singh Rajput, regardless of being part of the forged.
Swastika, who performs heroine Sanjana Sanghi’s on-screen mom within the movie, has labored with Sushant as soon as earlier than, essaying a pivotal position within the 2015 launch, “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!”
“Honestly, I couldn’t watch the film. Before the countdown began, we were excited. I had not watched the entire film before its release. We shot in sync sound, so I did not watch it for dubbing either. So, I waited for the Friday to watch the film,” recalled Swastika.
However, she couldn’t convey herself to sit down and watch “Dil Bechara“.
“Emotionally it was too heavy for me to deal with, after the sudden demise of Sushant. I called all my family members and said that we will watch it together, we were on call, checking with each other on if the popcorn is ready, who was having tea or coffee — you know that madness, because we really wanted to celebrate the film and remember Sushant happily. The clock ticked 7:30 pm and the film started. At that moment, when the black and white picture of Sushant appears, with his vivid smile, holding his guitar, and his words as a quote, I just choked up. I couldn’t watch the film, I just couldn’t. I wasn’t an audience, I was a part of the film. I knew him, he was my co-actor. ‘Was’? It is tough,” she stated.
About how her household reacted, Swastika shared: “My daughter known as me and I by no means heard her sounding so low. She simply stated ‘momma, I watched the film… Mini (my sister) cried so much, her face and eyes are red. I don’t assume she’s going to name you, we’re so emotional momma’.
The actress continued: “Later, my sister dropped me a message, saying ‘you were good but can’t really talk and discuss the film right now… overwhelmed’. It was like, the reality of the absence of Sushant was hitting us hard.”
The Mukesh Chhabra-directed movie was an adaptation of the 2014 Hollywood movie “The Fault In Our Stars“, which was based mostly on John Green’s 2012 bestseller of the identical title.
Is she pleased with the general public response to the movie? “It is a mixed feeling, because the film has been received well. But I so wish that Sushant was here to celebrate. As an actress when you get appreciation for your work, it is nice but how can we celebrate it without him. A part of me is broken,” Swastika signed off.