01 February,2015: Mahesh Bhatt, who has written â€˜Hamari Adhuri Kahaniâ€˜, the upcoming love story from his production house, says the Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi-starrer will focus on the life of a traditional Indian woman.
According to the director-producer, the story is inspired from some incidents from his step-motherâ€™s life, though it is not based on her. Directed by Mohit Suri of â€˜Aashiqui 2â€² fame, the film just wrapped shooting.
Bhatt, 65, said both Vidya and Emraan, who are reuniting on-screen after â€˜The Dirty Pictureâ€™ and â€˜Ghanchakkarâ€™, have done a fabulous job in the film.
â€œVidya is outstanding in the film. It is inspired by what I saw in my step-mother. It is not based on her life but comes from an understanding that I saw in her life. I decided to inject it into the story,â€ Bhatt told PTI in an interview.
â€œâ€˜Hamari Adhuri Kahaniâ€™ is a very emotional perspective on a traditional Indian woman. She is your mangalsutra-wearing woman, who though works in a five star hotel as a florist, has still not gone out of that traditional space. I feel we have stopped looking at that woman. We are only looking at the urban women in our films,â€ he said.
The producer, who had been busy promoting his latest release â€˜Khamoshiyanâ€™, a supernatural erotic thriller, said his production house Vishesh Films, which he runs with brother Mukesh Bhatt, focuses on such stories because they do good business.
â€œI am often accused for selling sex through my films but there are people who tell me they liked â€˜Zakhmâ€™ but actually they go and watch â€˜Murderâ€™. â€˜CityLightsâ€™, made on a budget of Rs 4 crores, was an outstanding film on rural-urban migration but its lifetime business is Rs 8 crores while â€˜Jism 2â€² that we made with Sunny Leone in Rs 6 crores went on to earn Rs 48 crores in a week,â€ Bhatt said.
â€œThe point is why would I want to make films that no one will watch. I am in the business of entertainment. I have made more good films than anyone else in the country. I made â€˜Daddyâ€™, â€˜Tamannaâ€™, â€˜Dhokhaâ€™ and innumerable such films,â€ he said.
The runaway success of â€˜Aashiqui 2â€², however, was a turning point for Bhatt as he decided to churn out more romantic films from his company and that is how â€˜Hamari Adhuri Kahaniâ€™ happened.
â€œI narrated the story to Mohit. He also had a choice to remake my earlier film â€˜Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahiâ€™ which would have been a guaranteed vehicle but he chose to work on â€˜Hamari Adhuri Kahaniâ€™,â€ he said.
Source:The Indian Express