After the success of M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput gears up for his next film, Raabta. The film is directed by Dinesh Vijan, known for films like Cocktail and Love Aaj Kal. Ever since the shooting of Raabta had started, the film has managed to grab the limelight for one reason or the other. The lead pair, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, have been swooning us with their magical chemistry on-screen. Raabta is scheduled to release on June 9th
Before the movie gets unveiled in cinemas near you, here’s all you need to know about Raabta.
1. Raabta is a modern love story and a historical rebirth saga. It’s a love triangle spanning over two eras. At least this is what we can gauge from its first trailer, released just yesterday. The modern day sequences of the film have been shot in the beautiful locales of Budapest. Along with Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, the film also features Jim Sarbh of Neerja fame. His character has grey shades in the film..
2. Dinesh Vijan’s close friend Deepika Padukone will be making a special appearance in Raabta. If reports are to be believed, Deepika Padukone will be seen doing an item number in her friend’s directorial venture. Dinesh considers Deepika his lucky charm, so when he shared this idea with her, she immediately agreed to come onboard. The actress was last seen in Bollywood in Bajirao Mastani and then in her maiden Hollywood film XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.
3. Apparently, the film was delayed for quite some time due to casting issues. The makers wanted to cast Alia Bhatt as the leading lady of Sushant Singh Rajput. But Alia turned down the film due to date issues. The role then was offered to Asin , but she also refused to do it as she did not want to act in films post marriage. Finally the role was bagged by Kriti Sanon and the shooting of the film was started in Feb 2016.
4. Ever since the trailer of the movie was released, while some couldn’t stop swooning over the magical chemistry of the lead pair, others alleged that the film is a rip off of S.S Rajamouli’s 2009 Telugu blockbuster film, Magadheera, featuring Kajal Aggarwal and Ram Charan. Apparently, Magadheera was also based on the theme of reincarnation and revenge. The trailer of Raabta has got an uncanny resemblance with Magadheera. In fact, some have also compared it with Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher starrer, romantic saga, Mirzya .