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Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kai Po Che 8: Abhishek Kapoor remembers the late actor

Mumbai: As eight years after ‘Kai Po Che’ released on Monday (February 22), filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor stated that he fell in love with the film. However, the noted filmmaker said that he is suffering a lot from the loss of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Condoling the death of Sushant, who was found dead in his rented apartment in Bandra in June 2020, the director called the 34-year-old actor a ‘crown jewel’. Kapoor took to Twitter and posted a video of the film’s hit ‘Manjha’ track. “The thrill of starting this journey with a new team hungry to give their best at the start of their careers is most noticeable.” No one can continue to receive our film for years, nor can we quantify it. The 49-year-old director wrote, “We feel the loss of our crown.”

Released on February 22, 2013, ‘Kai Po Che!’ Sushant’s Bollywood debut was launched on TV after a successful career with the hit show ‘Pavitra Rishta’. The film, which went on to receive positive reviews from all corners, was also a move for actors Rajkumar Rao and Amit Sadh, who were relatively new in the industry.

Set in Gujarat, ‘Kai Po Che!’ Chronicles the story of three friends, who want to start their own sports shop. The film also revolves around the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, the 2002 Godhra train burning and the 2002 Gujarat riots. The film portrays their deep friendship, and innocence filled with religious politics and communal hatred.

Based on writer Chetan Bhagat’s 2008 novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’, the film was praised for its performance of the three leads, Amit Trivedi’s music and the sensitive handling of the story by Kapoor. The film propelled Rajput to stardom, as he went on to work in Yash Raj Films’ Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and Rajkumar Hirani’s’ PK ‘in 2014. Later, he did a blockbuster headline like the 2016 biopic ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold’. Kahaani ‘, Nitesh Tiwari’s’ Chhichhore’ and the 2018 reunion with Kapoor for the romantic-drama ‘Kedarnath’.

Meanwhile, Kapoor is set to release his next film ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ in July featuring Ayushmann Khurrana and Vani Kapoor.

(With PTI inputs)

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