Renowned Filmmaker, Anurag Kashyap, revealed that Sidharth Malhotra’s role in the movie ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ was at first offered to Sushant Singh Rajput, but later he declined the offer. Anurag Kashyap’s words carry importance because he partnered with Karan Johar to produce this movie and Karan Johar is the same person to whom both film industry outsiders and insiders hold responsible for Sushant’s death. Karan Johar has earned a lot of bad name for encouraging nepotism when it comes to the casting process of his movies.
The whole nation that waited for Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dil Bechara to release yesterday evening was unaware of the fact that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had recently revealed that Sushant was approached for Sidharth Malhotra’s role in Hasee Toh Phasee. In a media interaction, Anurag said that Sushant was the first one to be approached for Hasee Toh Phasee male lead but he didn’t accept the offer. Anurag added that when he offered Sushant another project some other time in the forthcoming days, that time too Sushant chose another film over his offer.
For the unaware, Hasee Toh Phasee featured Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, and Adah Sharma in pivotal roles. Yesterday when Sushant’s fans and colleagues from Bollywood awaited the release of the much-awaited Dil Bechara, many took to their social media accounts to trend the flick. Dil Bechara is helmed by casting director turned filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra and is also the debut film of Sanjana Sanghi in the capacity of the female lead.
Recently, breaking her month-long silence post-Sushant’s death, Rhea Chakraborty had shared a few pics with Sushant in a post that read,
“Still struggling to face my emotions.. an irreparable numbness in my heart. You are the one who made me believe in love, the power of it. You taught me how a simple mathematical equation can decipher the meaning of life and I promise you that I learned from you every day. I will never come to terms with you not being here anymore. I know you’re in a much more peaceful place now. The moon, the stars, the galaxies would’ve welcomed “’he greatest physicist’ with open arms.”