Bhatt directed the 1990 hit romantic film Aashiqui. The
film, starring Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal, was a commercial success
particularly because of its music and songs. While Aashiqui
2 is directed by Mohit Suri, it stars Aditya Roy Kapoor and
Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles.
"Aashiqui 2 is very much different from
Aashiqui. That film was set in the 90s, this is in 2013.
So as the generation has changed, the narrative of the film has
also changed," Bhatt told the PTI. The film releases on April 26.
"All I can say is it is thousand times superior... better. It was
difficult and challenging in its own way. But everyone has worked
hard right from the actors to director to writer to musicians,"
Bhatt feels that with the generational change, the understanding
of cinema has been better. Meanwhile it was an emotional moment for
producer Bhushan Kumar who has backed Aashiqui 2, as his
father Gulshan Kumar had produced Aashiqui.
"It is an emotional moment as dad had done it, but there is
responsibility since Mahesh Bhatt has expectations from me. I have
tried my best for this film," Bhushan said. Even his sister Tulsi,
who has sung for this film, got emotional. "I could feel my father
is around. I have been singing for six years, but today I feel I am
living the dream of my father- of being a singer," she