Bhatt has turned presenter for the Karan Derra-directed film
that stars Ali Fazal and will mark the Bollywood debut of TV actors
Gurmeet Choudhary and Sapna Pabbi.
The film, produced by Bhatt's Vishesh Films and presented by Fox
Star Studios, will hit theatres on January 30.
"I just love working with the younger lot. Karan is just 22. He
reminded me of my journey when I began in 1973. They say as you get
older, you have faith in younger people. I have tremendous faith in
him and Ali, Gurmeet and Sapna. They have made an unusual film," Bhatt told.
"The idea seems familiar- it is in the supernatural erotic space
but so is 'Twilight' and so are many films in the west. I think
this film's heart is in the right place and that is why I am with
it. Last time I stepped up was with City Lights, which was
also promoted very aggressively by me," he added.
Bhatt, 65, said he does not see a contradiction in promoting
erotic thrillers as he has made all kind of films though he is
famous for his more serious outings.
"I don't see any contradiction in promoting CityLights,
which was a serious subject on rural migration and a triangular,
erotic thriller like Khamoshiyan. I have made all kind of
films and there is once again a willingness in the audience to
accept different cinema," Bhatt said.
The filmmaker, who quit direction at the age of 50, said he now
enjoys mentoring young people.
"Making a film is very gratifying and intoxicating. It does
great things to your self-esteem but pushing people and mentoring
them to their full potential is far more fulfilling. Young people
have a gaze. Every five years there is a shift in cinema space but
we are slow to catch that. Young people understand that shift," he