Directed by Kannan Iyer, the Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi,
Konkana Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin-starrer Ek Thi
Daayan is slated to release April 19.
"We are expecting U/A-certificate because children have played a
big role in the film. Kids are the hero in the film. The
child-artist, who has played the role of younger Emraan, has a very
big role," said the 47-year-old here in an interview.
"And children will enjoy the film a lot as this story has been
taken from our folklore and it's not at all gory," he
Meanwhile, Bhardwaj who has also written the screenplay for
Ek Thi Daayan, based on actress Konkona's father Mukul
Sharma's story, would love to welcome good writers in the
"I feel there is a dearth of good writers in our industry and
when a few of them come, they turn directors. And again there are
no directors. So I feel it would be good to have more and more
directors in the industry," he said.
"And we don't respect our writers, so I feel it would be very
good to have more writers so that we have better films," said the
filmmaker, who is known for his writing skills as well.
Known for directing films like Maqbool and
Omakara, loosely based on Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and
'Othello', respectively, Bhardwaj had co-wrote the screenplay of
both the critically acclaimed movies.
He also penned the screenplay for 2009 release Kaminey
and 2010 movie Ishqiya.
Recently, he penned the script for his directorial venture Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola and upcoming movie Dedh Ishqiya.