Mahesh Bhatt turns creative producer for Indo-Tibetan movie
[PTI] MUMBAI, Oct 17: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has come on board as the creative producer for Danish Iqbal-directed love story between an Indian boy and a Tibetan girl.
Iqbal, who recently helmed stage adaptation of Bhatt’s 1989 film ‘Daddy’, will debut as a filmmaker with the untitled film which will star Imran Zahid.
“The issue of Tibetan people, who have found home here in India is not known to many, especially the youth so it is important for us to bring the people of India closer to the journey of Tibetans who are now a part of our life through a simple, moving and interesting love story ” Bhatt told PTI in an interview.
The film will be made through crowd-funding.
“There is so much happening wherever these people live, but we have turned a blind eye. We want to highlight youth’s ignorance towards this issue with a love story at the centre,” Iqbal said.
The lead actress is not decided yet and the director said they are open to casting a Tibetan artist for the role.
“The actress should be able to carry the role and at the same time we don’t want to compromise on the Tibetan look, so we are open to cast a Tibetan actress,” Iqbal said.
Pre-production work of the film has already started and it is expected to go on floors by December-January. It will be majorly shot in Delhi, which is home to Tibetan colony, Majnu Ka Tila.