Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari, actors Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Sharma on Sunday (September 6) paid homage to Sushant Singh Rajput on the first anniversary of their film Chhichhore, saying the late star will live in their hearts forever.
The college buddy-drama marked Rajput’s last big screen appearance as Anirudh Anni Pathak.
Rajput (34) was found dead in his Bandra apartment on June 14.
Tiwari took to Twitter and shared a video montage, packed with visuals from the film’s making and behind-the-screen moments: from the actor’s prosthetic sessions, candid instances on set to greeting fans post its release on September 6, 2019.
“Youll be in our hearts forever! #WeMissYouSush,” the director wrote.
— Nitesh Tiwari (@niteshtiwari22) September 5, 2020
Chhichhore, also starring Tahir Raj Bhasin, Prateik Babbar, Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey and Saharsh Kumar Shukla, chronicles the “before and after” of seven friends across two timelines.
Sharing the same video montage – set to music composer Pritam’s hit track ‘Woh Din Bhi Kya Din The’ – on Instagram, Kapoor captioned the post: “In loving memory of.”
Sharma took to Instagram and wrote “Kammo”, the name by which his character Gurmeet Sexa Singh Dhillon called Rajput in the film.
Chhichhore was produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. As the film marked one year, Sajid Nadiadwala’s wife Warda shared the same video collage and wrote: “A tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput…You’ll be in our hearts forever.”
Inspired by Tiwari’s years at IIT-Bombay, Chhichhore garnered immense acclaim and worked wonders at the box office.
It was also one of Rajput’s most celebrated performances, as a sincere college student and then an understanding father to a son who tries to commit suicide under pressure to score good grades.
Chhichhore portrays the lives of college students and how they undergo major changes after they graduate. The film is divided into two parts – the first past shows the story of their lives as college students and the second part as middle-aged people.
(With inputs from agencies)