103rd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2000641080828671 Tamil Nadu107001605921450 Delhi97200682563004 Gujarat35398254141926 Uttar Pradesh2655418154773 Telangana2231211537288 Karnataka215499246335 West Bengal2123114166736 Rajasthan1975615663453 Andhra Pradesh186978422232 Haryana1669012493260 Madhya Pradesh1460411234598 Bihar11860876590 Assam11002674414 Odisha9070622446 Jammu and Kashmir82465143127 Punjab61094306162 Kerala5205304826 Chhatisgarh3161252614 Uttarakhand3093250242 Jharkhand2739203514 Goa16848256 Tripura155812021 Manipur13256670 Himachal Pradesh104871510 Puducherry94644814 Nagaland5782280 Chandigarh4663956 Arunachal Pradesh252751 Mizoram1601230 Sikkim101520 Meghalaya50421
Entertainment Bollywood 22 Jun 2020 Who will replace Sus ...

Who will replace Sushant?

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | LIPIKA VARMA
Published Jun 22, 2020, 8:54 pm IST
Updated Jun 22, 2020, 8:54 pm IST
The Dream Girl filmmaker says he did not know the lead actor that Sandeep had chosen
Poster of Vande Bharatam
 Poster of Vande Bharatam

A long time ago, director Raaj Shaandilyaa presented producer Sandeep Singh with the storyline for Vande Bharatam, the latter’s directorial debut that was slated to star Sushant Singh Rajput. The Dream Girl filmmaker says he did not know the lead actor that Sandeep had chosen.

“I had briefly discussed this concept in 2015-16 to this producer and the story was finalised by 2017/18. He had informed me that he was going to narrate this story to one hero and shall give me a surprise about who it is,” he reveals, adding, “I was unaware of the fact that this producer had narrated Vande Bharatam to the late Sushant Singh Rajput. He informed me about this development just 3-4 days prior to today, as Sushant had liked the story very much. But unfortunately, this could not happen.”

 

When asked who the makers are planning to replace Sushant with, Raaj reveals that he has some names in mind. “Frankly speaking, we have not spoken to anyone owing to the situation. I feel actors like Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and Vicky Kaushal fit the bill. Whoever fits in and will also understand our subject will be our male lead for Vande Bhartam. This film does not have any Bihari tone,” he says.

Telling us more about the project itself, Raaj reveals, “Vande Bharatam is a patriotic satire in the humour space, it is not based on politics. This will showcase the problems that are prevalent in our country.”

The national problems in question include access to utilities like water and electricity.

“The story is about how the male lead will handle these problems and bring forth some necessary options. In my story, we will also highlight the reasons for the existence of all these problems. Why is our country not progressing? All these queries form the crux of Vande Bharatam,” he shares before signing off.

It remains to be seen who will be the replacement for Sushant, whose untimely death on June 14 has brought the nation to tears.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT