‘Chhello Show’ Child Actor Rahul Koli Loses Battle Against Cancer
New Delhi: Rahul Koli, one of the child actors in Chhello Show (The Last Film Show), India’s official entry for the Oscars 2023, passed away at the age of 10 on October 2. He was battling leukemia.
Chhello Show is due for release in theatres on October 14.
Rahul’s funeral took place in his native Hapa village near Jamnagar.
His father Ramu Koli, who drives an autorickshaw for a living, said his son was looking forward to the film’s release.
“He was so happy and would often tell me that our lives would change after October 14. But he left us before that,” Ramu told TOI.
The film’s director Nalin Pandya said the film’s unit was with the 10-year-old at the hospital in his final days.
Ramu said he had to sell his autorickshaw to help pay for Rahul’s treatment. However, when the film’s crew found out, they helped him buy back the three-wheeler.