After making a score of horror, thriller, dramatic and crime movies, Bhatts are finally returning to romance. Being in the news for a couple of years and in the making for quite some time, Aashiqui 2 is finally all set to hit the screens.
“Mohit Suri, the film’s director, is conscious about the fact that he is playing with a franchise that had its first instalment more than two decades back in the form of Aashiqui. He has to live up to the expectations of his uncle’s (Mahesh Bhatt) film which was a huge musical extravaganza back then. All eyes are on Mohit to deliver with Aashiqui 2 since even for him, this is his first hardcore love story,” informs a close associate.
Though Mohit enjoys a very successful record with most of his films being commercial or critical successes (Zeher, Kalyug, Awarapan, Raaz: The Mystery Continues, Murder 2), this is first love story since Woh Lamhe, which had elements of romance to it. On the other hand for Bhatts too, this is their first romantic film in ages.
“Murder 3, Raaz 3, Jannat 2, Murder 2 and Crook – It’s Good to be Bad were hardly romantic. Their Tum Mile (2009) was three years back and there too the disaster angle featuring Mumbai floods ended up watering down the on-screen romance between Emraan Hashmi and Soha Ali Khan”, an insider adds, “However, Aashiqui 2 would be an out and out romantic film. Mohit has captured the film’s genre in the right spirit and hasn’t compromised by turning it into a formula affair.”
If the First Look teaser is any indication, the film bears a completely different look, feel and lingo when compared to a quintessential Bhatt outing.
Guess unlike Murder 3, which tried to change the formula by not showing any murder on screen, Aashiqui 2 would indeed have some ‘aashiqui’ unfold for the audience. We would know once the Aditya Roy Kapur-Shraddha Kapoor starrer releases all over on 10th May.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder