Mahesh Bhatt on the eve of his 70th birthday declared his much expected and speculated return to direction after a gap. Mahesh Bhatt will be directing the sequel to his 1990’s landmark film Sadak.
The movie will see Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, and Aditya Roy Kapur together on the big screen for the first time. Moreover, for the first time, the audience will witness Mahesh Bhatt directing his daughter Alia Bhatt.
Sadak was not only a profit-making blockbuster but was successful in achieving a unique status and etched itself in people’s hearts as one of the greatest love stories of the time that has endured until date.
Mahesh Bhatt describes the feeling of being back in the driver’s seat as director for Sadak 2 “like the spider gets its thread from his own guts.” He added, “The narrative of Sadak 2 is pulled out from my life. It's a film about living, loving and dealing with the anguish of the loss of a loved one.”
What’s interesting is that Sadak 2 will also see the Bhatt sisters uniting with their father for the first time for a film.
Mukesh Bhatt further says that though he has made loads of films in the 32 years of Vishesh Films, Sadak has a very special place in his heart because it's one of the most iconic hits of his career.
Bhatt said that he and Sanjay Dutt have a magical past and they share a bond which is beyond professional understanding. With Alia coming on board, Pooja being there and my his Sakshi, who is the co-producer of the film - the three sisters will be seen performing significant roles in the film. He also mentions how he became very emotional to see this thing happening.
“Sadak is not only a project for me but this is something that is very close to my heart. I know this journey will be the most satisfying experience that I have had in so many years as a filmmaker and I am eagerly looking forward to it."
The movie is slated to release on 25th March 2020.