Bhatt to reveal story of invisible people

Indian filmmaker believes audience more important than Oscars

MUMBAI – India’s filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has said that he makes films for the audience and not for the prestigious Oscar award.

“We make films for close to 1.2 billion population. We make films in our own way. So, we should make a place in their (audience) heart instead of making a space for Oscars,” the Indo-Asian News Service quoted Bhatt as saying.

Bhatt is now busy promoting his new project Citylights and says it's quite a relatable movie. “It is a story of invisible people. I believe it is a story of those people who support us to run the city but they themselves live in the dark,” he said.

“It’s a moving love story of a couple who come to Mumbai and hope they will stay here for a while and then go back but how they get caught in this city and their journey is what the story is about. It’s quite a relatable story,” he said about the film, directed by Hansal Mehta.

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