Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case is bringing a lot of dirty Bollywood secrets to the limelight. In the latest developments, Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by the NCB a while ago. While the investigation in the case is still ongoing, there has been news of filmmakers attempting to make movies based on the life of the late actor. As per the news we have now come across, Naagin 3 actor Zuber K. Khan is all set to start shooting for a similar project.
Titled Nyaay: The Justice, the film is reportedly inspired by the life of Sushant. Incidentally, one of the film’s co-producer is Sarla A. Saraogi, whose husband, Ashok M. Saraogi represents Sushant’s ex-manager Shruti Modi in the ongoing investigations.
Talking about Nyaay: The Justice, Zuber K. Khan told IANS, “The story mostly focuses on both Rhea and Sushant’s lives — their chemistry, their affair living together and all that. ‘Nyaay: The Justice’ not only talks about justice for SSR, but justice for Rhea as well, and whoever else is getting into this case. The film speaks about justice, even though the verdict is yet to be out on Sushant’s case in real life.”
Zuber K. Khan plays a character inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput. Zuber claims to have personally known the deceased actor. Said the actor, “I will be playing Sushant’s character. I am privileged to play Sushant, even though we were not in touch lately. But we were in touch five years back. However, the names of the characters would be different in the film. This film will be my tribute to Sushant.”
Divulging more about his acquaintance with the late actor, Zuber added: “I know Sushant from our gym, we used to go to the same gym where we would often talk while training for martial arts in 2015. He used to give me workout-related suggestions. Also, we connected while working for the same production house Balaji (Telefilms), for which he has done ‘Pavitra Rishta’ and I did ‘Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki’.”
Quizzed how he is preparing for the role, Zuber K. Khan replied: “I have not been very close to Sushant but, yes, we were in touch in the past. I have known him as a person, seen his body language, his reactions, his mood swings. This will help me prepare to play his character on the screen.”
Asked if the film will show anything related to the drugs angle that has cropped up in the real-life probe or if it will show anything about the actor’s mental health, Zuber replied: “I don’t think any drug angle will be there because this film is basically focussing on Sushant and Rhea’s love affair and their ups and downs. But yes, the film will cover details revealed by the CBI and Mumbai Police, which people already know. The negative angles of Sushant’s life will not be explored in the film.”
Zuber K. Khan added: “Sushant was not depressed, I personally feel. He was a charming and lovable boy and so full of life!”
Actress Shreya Shukla will play a character inspired by Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. The rest of the casting is still underway. This Dilip Gulati directorial is expected to go on floors within a week and release within this year. Apart from Sarla A. Saraogi, the film is also backed by Rahul Sharma.