A film inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput’s life is in the pipeline and the title is already decided
Producer, Vijay Shekhar Gupta hopes his film will shine a light on the struggles ‘outsider’ actors face in Bollywood
Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide on June 14 sparked a debate on nepotism in the Bolllywood film industry that several celebrities have spoken out against. Fans have taken to Twitter to join in the conversation with the hashtag ‘#CBIEnquiryForSushant’ gaining thousands of tweets over the last few days.
Showing the discussion is far from over, Vijay Shekhar Gupta has now announced a film inspired by late actor’s life and career is in the works. The full length feature, titled, ‘Suicide Or Murder? – A Star was Lost’, will be funded by Gupta and directed by Shamik Maulik.
Talking about the future film, Gupta spoke to indianexpress.com saying, “Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide came as a shock to all of us, but it is not new. Many actors who come to the industry to chase their dreams of making it big here end up not getting work. Many take this route, and some keep struggling all their lives. So, we wanted to tell a story of how actors from small towns who don’t have godfathers in Bollywood struggle.”
He assures fans he will be proactive in exploring the debate, “It will be based on thorough research of the star’s life, and we will be talking to a lot of other actors who are considered ‘outsiders’ in the industry. Star kids will not be a part of this film. We will be working with a rising star who is not a star kid. We should be able to start shooting in a few months.”
Although the film is inspired by Sushant Singh, Gupta added, “The film is not Sushant’s biopic. It is inspired by his life and work. We are writing the script.”