Director Abhishek Kapoor worked with Sushant Singh Rajput on his debut film Kai Po Che released in 2013. He then reunited with him in Kedarnath released in 2013. The film also starred Sara Ali Khan. Both Kai Po Che and Kedarnath turned out to be huge successes.
Abhishek Kapoor and SSR again joined for Kashmir saga Fitoor (2016) however that did not materialize.
Like everyone else Sushant’s death came as an immense shock for Abhishek. Sushant had an untimely demise on June 14, 2020. Since then in multiple interviews and several social media posts Abhishek has expressed how much he misses the actor. Most recently 2 days ago, Abhishek Kapoor uploaded a picture with Sushant from Kedarnath sets with a beautiful message to mark the third anniversary of the film.
Now since the Bollywood filmmaker is set to release his next Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor. The film releases tomorrow, that is, December 9.
Now according to the reports Sushant Singh Rajput fans would set a surprise in the opening disclaimer of the film. Abhishek has given a tribute to the deceased actor. A slate before the starting of the film displays Sushant’s picture with the text ‘In loving memory of…Sushant Singh Rajput’. The also includes the birth date and death date of the actor along with the words ‘Stay Interstellar’, which is something Abhishek had also written in his post immediately after the actor’s demise.
Abhishek Kapoor’s gesture earlier this year on Sushant’s birthday, January 21, had similarly won hearts. In honor of the actor, he and his producer wife Pragya Kapoor arranged a plantation drive. They planted up to 1,000 trees, fulfilling a dream on Sushant Singh Rajput’s bucket list, which he posted in 2019.