Shekhar Suman, who made his acting debut opposite none other than Rekha in 'Utsav' will soon be making his directorial debut with a romantic medical thriller 'Heartless', says that the film is quite close to his heart as it is dedicated to his elder son Aayush, who passed away at the young age of 11 due to a heart ailment.
Talking about the film, Suman said, "In some ways, 'Heartless' has a slice of my heart in it. The film was a huge emotional experience for me to direct and act with my son Adhyayan for the first time. He is a very sensitive and an intense actor."
Explained Shekhar, "The film is based on a never seen before phenomenon of 'anaesthesia awareness', a frightening state where in patients who are administered anaesthesia are conscious from within; they can see, hear and even experience pain while their body remains still."
Apart from Shekhar Suman and Adhyayan Suman, 'Heartless' also stars Ariana Ayam, Deepti Naval, Madan Jain and Om Puri in pivotal roles. The film is set to release on 7th February 2014.
The first look of the film was launched by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, with whom Shekar Suman shares good rapport.