"Story of all those who are forced to take harsh steps in Bollywood"
Filmmaker Sanoj Mishra has announced that he will be making a film which is inspired by the late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput titled, Sushant.
The actor tragically committed suicide on 14 June 2020. This is the second film which will be made in Sushant’s memory.
Recently, filmmaker Shamik Maulik revealed that he will be making a film titled, Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost inspired by Sushant’s struggles.
Likewise, Mishra’s film is not a biopic and will highlight the hardships faced by many actors who travel to Mumbai and do not have a film background.
Mishra has previously made films like Lafange Nawab (2019), Srinagar (2020), Gandhigiri (2016) just to name a few.
Speaking about the film Sushant, Mishra said:
“This film will be the story of all those who are forced to take harsh steps in Bollywood due to harassment.
“This film will be produced under the banner of Road Production and Sanoj Mishra Films and will be shot in Mumbai and Bihar.”
Mishra further added that during the lockdown, people had returned from Mumbai to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
He stated that this is a great chance to develop cinema in these respective regions.
Meanwhile, a close friend of late Sushant Singh Rajput, producer Sandip Singh shared a picture of his directorial debut Vande Bharatam featuring Sushant.
The late actor was the lead actor for the upcoming venture and had even shot for the film’s poster.
Taking to Instagram, Singh wrote:
“You made me a promise. We, the Bihari brothers, will one day rule this industry and be the inspiration/support system for all young dreamers like you and me bhai.
“You promised me that my directorial debut will be with you. Raaj Shaandilyaa wrote this and we were to produce this together.
“I need your belief, that faith you showed, that was my strength. Now, with you gone … I’m lost … but I promise you this my brother.
“Now tell me how do I fulfil this dream? Who will hold my hand like you did? Who will give me the power of SSR, my brother?”
“I promise you this … I will make this film! And it will be a tribute to the loving memory of SSR who inspired millions and gave them hope that anything is possible. Just dream it and believe it!
“Those hours of discussions on this film we dreamed to make together … the film ‘Vande Bharatam’ … now all I am left with is your memories and this poster which was our dream starting to come true, this film my brother, will be the symbol of the undying light of your soul.”