Ace Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Presenting ‘Khamoshiyan’
The ace filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who has directed films like ‘Arth’, ‘Saaransh’ and ‘Zakhm’, says he was equally comfortable in mentoring the young team behind his upcoming supernatural erotic thriller ‘Khamoshiyan’.
It is produced by Mr. Bhatt’s Vishesh Films and presented by Fox Star Studios. It will hit theatres on January 30.
The filmmaker has turned presenter for the film which features actor Ali Fazal and will mark the Bollywood debut of TV actors Gurmeet Choudhary and Sapna Pabbi. It is directed by Karan Derra.
Mr. Bhatt said to the reporters, “I just love working with the younger lot. Karan is just 22. He reminded me of my journey when I began in 1973. They say as you get older, you have faith in younger people. I have tremendous faith in him and Ali, Gurmeet and Sapna. They have made an unusual film”.
He further added, “The idea seems familiar – it is in the supernatural erotic space but so is Twilight and so are many films in the west. I think this film’s heart is in the right place and that is why I am with it. Last time I stepped up was with City Lights, which was also promoted very aggressively by me”.
The filmmaker also said that, he does not see a contradiction in promoting erotic thrillers as he has made all kind of films though he is famous for his more serious outings.