Sushant Singh Rajput’s kitty is generously packed with some exciting movies. Besides Kedarnath opposite Sara Ali Khan, the MS Dhoni star has Chandamama Door Ke and Drive. And now according to latest reports, Sushant has been roped in for the Bollywood remake of Josh Boone’s 2014 American romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars. The Hollywood movie which starred Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort was the silver screen adaptation of John Green’s 2012 novel of the same name.
The movie will be produced by Fox Star Studios and will be directed by Mukesh Chhabra. A source told a daily, “Mukesh was the one who introduced Sushant to Abhishek Kapoor for Kai Po Che! He had always wanted to work with him and felt he would be perfect for this film. He is currently on the lookout for his leading lady. Though inspired by the Hollywood film, the script will be adapted to Indian sensibilities.”
Confirming the news, Chhabra said, “Yes, I am on board for The Fault in Our Stars remake. I’m working on the script at the moment. Sushant is the leading man and we are still in the process of casting the heroine.”
The Fault In Our Stars is based on the real-life story of a teenage couple, Hazel and Augustus, who are suffering thyroid and bone cancer respectively. They meet at a support group where Gus befriends Hazel and bond over movies, books and start spending a lot of time together and soon the two fall in love. Hazel, who has always been passionate about one particular book authored by Van Houten wants to know what happens to the characters in the book. And so, Gus decides to take Hazel to Amsterdam to meet Van Houten. But, the trip does not go down as expected, Hazel and Gus return home. A few days later, Gus passes away leaving Hazel alone, helpless and torn.
Watch the trailer of the original movie here:
In the book, John Green managed to tell this heart-wrenching tale in the most beautiful way possible. Some of the phrases are so beautifully written that phrases like “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once” and “The marks humans leave are too often scars” still tug at our hearts.
With the announcement of this remake, it is now left to be seen how the movie turns out. As far as Sushant is considered, we are hoping he’d make a good Augustus. Throughout his career, Sushant has proved what an amazing actor he is and we hope he lives up to the expectations.
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