Mumbai, Sep 17 :
Actor Shekhar Suman
, who is
gearing up for his debut directorial " Heartless
", a tribute to his late
, says the movie will prove to be a tough challenge for his
younger son, actor Adhyayan
, who was two years old,
has witnessed his brother's journey, so he will be reliving his
brother's life in the film. This will be the toughest role of his
career," Shekhar told IANS.
The actor-turned-filmmaker lost his son to congenital heart disease. Aayush
was born in 1983 and Shekhar discovered about his disease in late 1990.
He lost his son after four years of struggle, on July 22, 1994.
"This is one incident which has stayed in my mind for so long. For us Aayush
still lives... he is still with us," he added.
is Shekhar's tribute to Aayush
, in whose name he has also decided to
build a hospital called Aayush
Memorial Hospital for Paediatric
"I have seen (my wife) Alka sacrifice her whole life
to see him get better, and we all have, hence, lived thinking perhaps we
could have done something more. But we can't change our destiny," he
Shekhar says " Heartless
" will go on floors in Dubai in November and will be released on Mother's Day next year.
film will be a mother-son relationship, a thriller and also a love
story with a positive message. Deepti Naval will play the mother's
role," said Shekhar, adding that it will be an engrossing medical
"For me, it's an emotional journey. The film will be
written by Nina Arora
, the writer of ' Page 3
', and the dialogues of the
film are written by Niranjan Iyengar."
Shekhar will also have a special role in the film.© IANS