As he hosts a TV show on some of the biggest studios of the Hindi film industry, Bollywood veteran Mahesh Bhatt says today’s youth must know about cinema’s rich history as that will encourage them to dream big and move ahead in life.
The 67-year-old filmmaker is hosting ‘Khwaabon Ka Safar With Mahesh Bhatt’, a weekly show that will go on air on EPIC, a Hindi entertainment channel, from October 19.
The programme will introduce viewers to the fascinating stories behind the famous studios of the film industry.
“I will present life sketch of persons associated with famous studios like Bombay Talkies, RK Studios and Prabhat Studios, among others, who dreamt big and set an example by fulfilling their dreams with conviction and hard work,” Bhatt told reporters here today.
“Because of these dreams, the Hindi cinema has created such a rich legacy,” said Bhatt, who was in the city to promote the show.
The show will highlight the struggle of those associated with these now well-known studios. It will provide hitherto unknown details about them and explore timeless tales of some of Bollywood’s most iconic personalities, he said.
The noted filmmaker said it is necessary to give information to youth about cinema’s rich history as that will encourage them to dream big and move ahead in life.
‘Rajkahini’ will burn, purify you: Mahesh Bhatt
Mahesh Bhatt heaped praises on Srijit Mukherji’s Partition tale “Rajkahini” with the moved filmmaker saying the Bengali movie will “burn and purify” viewers.
“Rajkahini does not sing, it bleeds. This volcanic explosion which has erupted from the cultural citadel of Bengal will burn and purify you!,” Bhatt tweeted.
Set against the backdrop of the declaration of the Radcliffe Line separating India from Pakistan in 1947, the Bengali drama, which released on Friday, is woven around a border between the two nations that runs through a brothel housing 11 women.
The film has an ensemble cast containing eleven major female characters and stars actress Rituparna Sengupta as Begum Jaan.
According to reports, Bhatt is set to remake the film in Hindi with Mukherji helming it.
“Begum Jaan is my JAAN ! Never saw a performance as raw and as brave as this. Rituparna is outstanding in Rajkahini,” Bhatt said.