2020s

Know the Cast: ‘Dil Bechara’

Dil Bechara Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Hindi Movie

The Dil Bechara cast features Sanjana Sanghi and Sushant Singh Rajput. This info article contains spoilers for the 2020 Hindi-language movie. Check out the Know the Cast section for more Vague Visages streaming guides.

Dil Bechara stars Sanjana Sanghi as Kizie Basu, a native of Jamshedpur, India who receives treatments for thyroid cancer. The late Sushant Singh Rajput co-stars as Manny, a charismatic athlete who lost a leg due to bone cancer. Based on John Green’s 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars, Mukesh Chhabra’s feature film adaptation follows the protagonists as they reassess their life goals and plan a fateful trip to Paris, France. Here’s every main performer and character in Dil Bechara (now streaming on Hotstar).

Dil Bechara Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput as Immanuel “Manny” Rajkumar Junior

Dil Bechara Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Movie

Character Profile: A former basketball player whose leg was amputated due to osteosarcoma cancer. He admires the actor Rajinikanth, and carries a cigarette as a metaphor for triumphing over cancer. Manny convinces Kizie’s parents to allow her to travel to Paris. The actor Rajput passed away in June 2020 at age 34, one month before Dil Bechara premiered.

Rajput’s Resume: Manav Deshmukh in Pavitra Rishta (2009-14), Ishaan Bhatt in Kai Po Che (2013), Byomkesh Bakshy in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015), M. S. Dhoni in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), Anirudh Pathak in Chhichhore (2019)

Dil Bechara Cast: Sanjana Sanghi as Kizie Basu

Dil Bechara Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Movie

Character Profile: A college student from Jamshedpur via Zambia with thyroid cancer. She bonds with Manny, and hopes to discover why her favorite musician, Abhimanyu Veer, never finished the song “I’m Yours.” As Sanjana’s health declines, she plans a trip to Paris.

Sanghi’s Resume: Mandy in Rockstar (2011), Young Meeta in Hindi Medium (2017), Katty in Fukrey Returns (2017), Kavya Sharma in Om: The Battle Within (2021)

Dil Bechara Cast: Sahil Vaid as Jagdish “JP” Pandey

Dil Bechara Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Movie

Character Profile: Manny’s close friend who wants to make a Bhojpuri film. He has “cancer of the eyes” aka optic nerve glaucoma. JP loses his vision and leads a pre-death funeral for Manny.

Vaid’s Resume: Chote Lal Pandey in Bittoo Boss (2012), Poplu in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), Jugnu in Bank Chor (2017), Somdev Mishra in Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), Chand in Suswagatam Khushamadeed (2021)

Dil Bechara Cast: Saswata Chatterjee as Abhiraj Basu

Dil Bechara Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Movie

Character Profile: Kizie’s father, a National Geographic enthusiast. He supports his daughter but worries about her traveling all the way to Paris. Abhiraj allows Kizie to go after listening to a moving speech from Manny.

Chatterjee’s Resume: Tapesh in Baksha Rahasya (1996), Bob Biswas in Kahaani (2012), Shabor Dasgupta in Ebar Shabor (2015), Dhiman in Dhimaner Dinkaal (2017), Shomnath in Shei Je Holud Pakhi (2018-)

Dil Bechara Cast: Swastika Mukherjee as Sunila Basu

Dil Bechara Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Hindi Movie

Character Profile: Kizie’s mother. She’s more stern than her husband, and worries about her daughter losing her virginity. Sunila agrees to accompany Kizie in Paris with Manny.

Mukherjee’s Resume: Durga in Shibaji (2008), Mahamaya Bandhopadhyay in Jaatishwar (2014), Anguri Devi in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015), Uma Laha in Dupur Thakurpo (2017), Rabeya in Charitraheen (2020)

Dil Bechara Cast: Sunit Tandon as Raj Kumar Jha

Dil Bechara Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Hindi Movie

Character Profile: A doctor who leads a cancer support group. He’s consulted about Kizie’s trip to Paris. Dr. Jha makes jokes about Manny’s big personality.

Tandon’s Resume: Dhruv’s Fathe in Ghost Stories (2020), ISI Chief in Bellbottom (2021)

Dil Bechara Cast: Saif Ali Khan as Abhimanyu “AV” Veer

Dil Bechara Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Hindi Movie

Character Profile: A famous musician whose unfinished song “I’m Yours” intrigues Kizie. He invites the girl to visit him in Paris, and then upset her and Manny with his demeanor and skepticism. AV only appears in one sequence but affects the final act of Dil Bechara.

Khan’s Resume: Sameer in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Rohit in Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Karan Kapoor in Hum Tum (2004), Langda Tyagi in Omkara (2006), Samar Pratap Singh in Tandav (2021)

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The Dil Bechara cast also includes Michael Muthu (2.0), Subbalakshmi (Thilakkam, Classmates), Rajie Vijay Sarathi (Aarohanam, Bairavaa), Franata Jijana (Saaho) and Durgesh Kumar (Sanju, A Simple Murder).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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