The prolific Mahesh Bhatt on his new musical offering
Over two decades ago, Gulshan Kumar approached Mahesh Bhatt with a musical love story, Aashiqui (1990) that went on to become hugely successful. This time around, the late music mogul’s son, Bhushan Kumar, has joined hands with the Bhatts (Mahesh and Mukesh) to come up with the second instalment of the franchise, titled Aashiqui 2.
Written by Shagufta Rafique and directed by Mohit Suri, the film has Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. Just like it’s predecessor, this one too is a musical drama of love and relationships. And, it has also got a ‘U’ certificate from the Censor Board.
Says producer Bhatt, “Aashiqui 2 ushers in the glorious golden period of cinema… a switch from lust to love… from body to heart. It celebrates middle class values and brings back the kind of cinema that our audiences have forgotten.”
Adds Kumar, “This film announces the return of simple heartfelt cinema that is high on emotions and content. The music is reminiscent of the kind that put T-Series on the charts and we are extremely proud to take the franchise forward. The music is topping the charts with songs like Tum Hi Ho and Sunn Raha Hai.”
Aashiqui 2, produced by T-Series and Vishesh Films, releases April 26.