Mahesh Bhatt to make his debut in Punjabi film industry
Veteran director Mahesh Bhatt is one of the most respected names in Bollywood, and his production house has been churning out one hit after another. Despite his age, Bhatt has been one of the most enthusiastic and excited filmmakers around. His involvement in all the films produced by Vishesh Films is well-known, and he has his ears on the ground, making the most out of every opportunity that has come his way. It didn’t come as a surprise when we heard that he will be making his debut as a producer in Punjabi film industry. It might be an unknown territory for Bhatt, but he seems to be prepared for whatever the outcome is. His first Punjabi production is ‘Dushman’, written and directed by his protege, Shagufta Rafique.
News is that he will be producing one more Punjabi film, but the details are still under the wraps. Apparently, the reason behind Bhatt exploring this space is that he wants to do his bit for trying to bring together India and Pakistan, which also happens to be the central theme of ‘Dushman’. That apart, Punjabi cinema is going through a phase where even low-budget content-heavy films are turning into mega blockbusters, thanks to the enormous audience which Punjabi films have. Also, thanks to Bhatt’s cinematic legacy, it will be easier to get stars like Diljit Dosanjh, Gippy Grewal etc. All these actors would go out on a limb to be seen in a film that has Mahesh Bhatt‘s name attached.
Do you think it is a wise move by Sr. Bhatt, by shifting his interests to Punjabi film industry? Please do share your thoughts in the comments’ section.