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Cinema Mahesh Bhatt promises a superior sequel of Aashiqui

Recreating the magic Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor reprise the roles of Anu Agarwal and Rahul Roy in Aashiqui 2
Recreating the magic Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor reprise the roles of Anu Agarwal and Rahul Roy in Aashiqui 2

Some 23years ago after he first indulged in Aashiqui , Mahesh Bhatt is back with its sequel. The Bhatt camp which has now become the sequel factory has one again joined hands with T-Series, which produced the original. Bhatt recalled how late Gulshan Kumar had approached him years ago to make a movie together, which eventually turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the 90s. And after 23 years, his son Bhushan approached Bhatt for a sequel.

Slated to release on April 26, one wonders, whether Aashiqui 2 will have the same magical effect as its prequel or will it vanish into oblivion like many other sequels. Well, Bhatt promised, “It is going to be more intense than the original and a superior product!”

A comparison was drawn between the two films and whether the new edition will meet the benchmark of the former one? Aditya shared his experience, “You walk-in to a movie, knowing that you have to live-up to something.”

The Nadeem Shravan’s music of the original is still remembered. Music for the sequel is composed by Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly and Ankit Tiwari. Songs like “Tum Hi Ho”, “Sunn Raha Hai” and “Hum Mar Jayenge” are already garnering praise on social media sites. Bhatt said that the ‘90s melody was different. “Today we take up anything which is good, without looking for image or reputation.”

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