By: Murtuza Nullwala
Alia Bhatt is being directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt for the first time in the film Sadak 2. The shooting of the film is currently going and the movie also stars Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, and Aditya Roy Kapur. A few days ago, the makers had announced that Bengali star Jisshu Sengupta has been roped in to play a pivotal role in the film.
Now, according to a report in a tabloid, Jisshu, who is in his early 40s, will be seen playing the role of Alia Bhatt’s (26) father in the film. While talking about Alia, Jisshu said, “Alia’s passion for her craft is commendable. Her heart is in her work and she is amongst the finest actors we have in Indian cinema today.”
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Interestingly, in his last Bollywood release, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, Jisshu was seen opposite Kangana Ranaut (32) and now, he is playing Alia’s father. But we are sure it would be a great role that Jisshu decided to play an actress’ father who is just a few years younger than him.
Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi was embroiled in a lot of controversies due to the director’s credit. When Jisshu was asked if Kangana should continue with filmmaking, the actor said, “As a creative person, I think one should follow one’s heart. If she feels direction is her calling, she should go for it. But Kangana is also a phenomenal actor and she should keep acting too.”
Sadak 2 is a sequel to 1991 release Sadak which starred Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt in the lead roles. The movie marks Mahesh Bhatt’s directorial comeback after more than two decades.
Recently, we met singer Jubin Nautiyal, who will be singing a few songs in Sadak 2. While talking about the film, he told us, “I am doing some songs, maybe a couple of songs for Sadak 2. It is going to be a path-breaking project. It is going to get a revolution in the industry for sure and that’s what Mahesh Bhatt is known for. He is a revolutionary. He has done such cult work and that is something he will always be loved for. Bhatt Sahab has a charm of a very young heart and that charm is something which is so rare today. Because nowadays kids are so mature than their age, but with Bhatt Sahab, I feel young. I feel I can’t match up to his energy. So, I think that’s the beauty of his direction, that’s the beauty of him as a person and you will see a very different side of his work in Sadak 2. It is something to watch out for; I would have not said so much about the film if I was not very convinced about it.”
Sadak 2 is slated to release in July 2020.