Shakti Samanta was an iconic filmmaker with box office hits like Howrah Bridge (1958), China Town (1962), Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), An Evening in Paris (1967), Aradhana (1969), Kati Patang (1970), Amar Prem (1972), Ajnabee (1974) and Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981) among others.
Shakti Samanta’s son Ashim Samanta is reviving the Shakti Samanta Films banner and Ashim’s son Aditya Samanta is making his debut as hero in a film titled Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai. Sanjay Dutt’s niece Nazia Hussain is making her debut as heroine.
In fact, the title is taken from the super hit song Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai sung by Kishore Kumar and composed by RD Burman for Shakti Samanta’s hit film Kati Patang which starred Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh.
Ashim Samanta will produce and direct this romcom. He had earlier made the films Amne Samne (1982) and Aakhri Baazi (1989). He also made the award winning 52-episode serial Dil Vil Pyar Vyar for Sony TV (1999).