Over 2 decades ago, producer-director Mahesh Bhatt joined hands with music honcho Gulshan Kumar as they released the stupendous musical success 'Aashiqui' and ever since the thought of matching upto the film's glory never crossed Mahesh Bhatt's mind until recently.
The same dream but with different dreamers, 'Aashiqui 2' was born with Bhushan Kumar and Mohit Suri joining the wagon of a heartbreaking narrative of a mature love story penned by the talented Shagufta Rafique.
Says Mahesh Bhatt, "Fade in 22 years later, the dream is the same, the dreamers have changed. I was aware from the very beginning that the high standards that Aashiqui had set... What Gulshan Kumar and I had achieved together would be a formidable task. But when Shagufta Rafique came up with the heartbreaking narrative of 'grownup' love, I suddenly felt that we perhaps had the beginnings of a worthy contender to the firstborn. And when Mohit Suri gave this film soul, with great music sourced from three super talented music directors, I could smell the scent of roses everywhere."
With the growing popularity of the film's first song "Tum Hi Ho", producer Mahesh Bhatt is also all praise for Bhushan Kumar - "Bhushan Kumar had approached me stating that if T-Series and Vishesh Films team up under your guidance we can recreate history. Bhushan Kumar had proved that he was his father's son after all. He had delivered what he had promised in just two days of Tum Hi ho's release. I get the feeling that this is just the beginning. The beginning of something good."
Directed by Mohit Suri, starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, T-Series & Vishesh Films musical drama Aashiqui 2 is scheduled to release 10thMay 2013.