The very talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput has suffered serious career blows. His last release Sone Chiraiya sank without a trace in spite of being a work of savage grace and having got great reviews. Sushant has all his hopes pinned on his next release, Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore which will now clash with the eagerly awaited Prabhas- starrer Saaho that releases on August 30.
Considering the low notes that Sushant’s career has hit in the last couple of years, it would perhaps not be advisable for him to clash with the Baahubali star at the box-office. One now hears the producers, Fox Star and Sajid Nadiadwala are seriously contemplating a move.
Says a source in the know, “Considering the competition that has just been airdropped for Chhichhore - Saaho was earlier supposed to release on August 15 along with Mission Mangal -- it is highly advisable for the film to move to a safer Friday. Saaho is likely to finish off whatever the prospects of Chhichhore faring well at the box-office.”
Nitesh Tiwari who directs Chhichhore, has a blockbuster Dangal starring Aamir Khan, behind him. However, his reputation might not be able to prevent Saaho from sweeping the Sushant starrer off the box-office map.
Incidentally, Sushant Singh Rajput seems to have gone underground. He is cut off from the media and said to be in a relationship with starlet Rhea Chakraborty. After his split with television and film actress Anikta Lokhande, Sushant has been linked with several women, most notably Kriti Sanon. On the career front, his 2018 December release Kedarnath was a hit though Sara Ali Khan got more recognition in the film.
But his 2019 critically acclaimed film Sone Chiraiya was a massive failure, setting his career back. A lot depends on the box-office performance of Chhichhore.