2020 has been quite a bad year for the Bollywood industry. Many Bollywood celebs have passed away this year including three talented actors like Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, and Sushant Singh Rajput.
Well, at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020, the three actors will be given a tribute. As a part of IFFM’s tribute section, Irrfan Khan starrer The Song of Scorpions, Rishi Kapoor starrer 102 Not Out, and Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Kedarnath will be screened at the festival.
In a statement, the director of the festival, Mitu Bhowmick Lange said, “Artistes live on through their legacy. These were some fine men who did some incredible movies that resonated with everyone. It was important for us to celebrate their memory. We handpicked some great films for our audience so that we relive a little bit of their lives with them. Their loss to the film industry is irrevocable but the magic of their movies will continue to entertain generations hereafter.”
While many would have seen 102 Not Out and Kedarnath, The Song of Scorpions didn’t get a theatrical release in India.
Talking about the actors’ last movies, Sushant’s last film Dil Bechara got a direct-to-digital release on Disney+ Hotstar. Irrfan Khan’s last movie was Angrezi Medium, but a delayed film titled Apno Se Bewafai is yet to hit the big screens. There were reports that the movie might get a direct-to-digital release. However, there’s no announcement about it.
Rishi Kapoor was shooting for a film titled Sharmaji Namkeen with Juhi Chawla. The makers are planning to release the movie in theatres next year.