Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has slammed the reports that his upcoming movie Blood Money is inspired by Hollywood blockbuster Blood Diamond. He says that there are no similarities between these two films. He has also confirmed that it is not a remake of his own directorial film Naam.
Talking to PTI, Mahesh Bhatt said, "Our film is not the Indian version of Blood Diamond or anything of that sort. Blood Diamond did deal only with the industry of diamonds...that particular trade. Our film is a journey of a middle class Indian who dreams of getting the best in the world and how this man suddenly finds himself in a company of people who deal with notorious activity."
The Bollywood Filmmaker added, "Our film has nothing to do with Blood Diamond. But yes, there is one similarity that it deals with diamond trade. But this thing was essential for our plot.”
It is reported earlier that Blood Money was touted as a remake of Bhatt's own film Naam starring Sanjay Dutt. Talking about it, Mahesh Bhat quipped, “There is no harm in stealing from your own film." He added, Naam dealt with the story of a lower middle class youth going to Dubai or middle east and has not much idea about the job he does. This story is different.”
The story of the film Blood Money, which stars Kunal Khemu in the lead, revolves around a boy, who migrates to South Africa due to a lucrative job offer, but ends up finding himself in the middle of an organised white collar crime syndicate. The movie is releasing on 30th March.