Sachin Tiwari to play Sushant Singh Rajput in a film about the late actor’s life
Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost is set for release in December of this year
Last month it was announced that Vijay Shekhar Gupta would be producing a film inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput’s life. It will be directed by Shamik Maulik and will be based on how actors with no connections to Bollywood are treated in the film industry.
Today, VSG Binge posted on their Instagram that TikTok star, Sachin Tiwari will be playing Sushant. This comes after Sachin’s social media platforms have been awash with fans sighting an uncanny resemblance between him and Sushant.
Along with their announcement, VSG Binge shared a first look at the films poster. They wrote, “A boy from small town became a Shining Star in the film industry. This is his journey. Introducing Sachin Tiwari as 'The Outsider'.”
In an interview with the Indian Express, Vijay Shekhar Gupta said, “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 accomplish 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. We will be revealing other characters one by one. I can assure you that this film will definitely unmask the real face of the insiders of Bollywood.”
Filming will begin in September in both Mumbai and Punjab, with hopes of release to cinema in December.