Mahesh Bhatt is returning to direction after more than two decades with Sadak 2. The movie stars Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, and Aditya Roy Kapur. Recently, while talking about the film at an event, Alia revealed that they were shooting for an emotional scene and while she started crying in the scene, Mahesh Bhatt too had tears in his eyes.
Alia said, “He doesn’t sit behind the monitor. He’s just behind the camera, near the actors. I was doing an emotional scene and I didn’t plan to cry but I just started crying. He started crying while I was and I felt him cry and I broke out of the moment for a second and was like ‘That’s my Dad crying, I can’t see him cry’ and I started crying even more!”
“This is that one film I don’t care about the outcome. The joy that I had being connected with my father, to work with him, he’s like a newborn baby on set. It’s just amazing,” the actress added.
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Today is Day 1 of Sadak 2. And that’s my father, now also my director, holding the clap. I begin shoot in a few days and honestly, I’m petrified. I feel like a tiny mouse trying to climb a beautiful, immense, emotional mountain. I hope I make it to the top and if I fall I hope I’m able to get up again. It’s a tough climb but from everything I’ve seen and everything I’ve heard, I know every single step and misstep will be worth it! Here’s to movies, family, dreams and starting out on a brand NEW journey! And what a journey it’s going to be!!!! ???
While talking about the whole experience of working with her father, Alia said, “I think to myself, ‘Have I managed to get the director-actor relationship with him or is it still that he’s my father?’ I don’t know, I am still confused and I think by the end of the film I will realise what was our director-actor relationship. He is an absolute delight to work with. It is unbelievable how clear he is. His energy transcends all of us. He could be having high fever but he just doesn’t stop. He is so generous with actors.”
While Mahesh Bhatt has directed his daughter Pooja Bhatt in many films, this is for the first time when he is directing his daughter Alia Bhatt.
Sadak 2 is slated to release on 10th July 2020.