Sanjana Sanghi describes the first meeting over a script reading session, “We both, nerds, had read the script down to its last word respectively, and both our copies looked like they were tattered old novels that had aged over years, with post-it marks, and added notes – the works. I was a bundle of nerves. Mukesh asked me to just relax, and we all jumped right in.”
Sanjana revealed how the food was a huge mutual love for Sushant Singh Rajput, Director Mukhesh Chhabra and her in addition to academia. “Mukesh, him and I – all helpless foodies. We ordered a lavish spread. Looked at the dining table, yet we 3 decided to take to the floor, spread our meal on a mat, and started gorging. He mocked me for how much food I can eat, but the food was a huge mutual love for us in addition to academia. This lunch, most oddly, was marked with my father sending me a text saying we got a letter home telling us I had become a Gold Medalist at Delhi University. Sushant, Mukesh and the whole team were ecstatic to hear this news too – and what followed was champagne (that we never got the chance to open and celebrate with) and the kindest note from him about what the colliding of academia and cinema means even to him and the value it holds, which I still have tucked firmly in my drawer,” she said.
Dil Bechara, starring late Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi, will release directly on an OTT platform on 24th July 2020, but its access will be available to everyone, even those who aren’t subscribers of said OTT platform.