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'Aashiqui 2' is far superior than 'Aashiqui': Mahesh Bhatt

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Director and producer Mahesh Bhatt joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the movie 'Aashiqui 2'

Q. Which is your all time favourite movie which is directed by you? Asked by: abhay

A. I don't have any favourites...

'Aashiqui 2' is far superior than 'Aashiqui': Mahesh Bhatt

Director and producer Mahesh Bhatt joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the movie 'Aashiqui 2'

Q. Which is your all time Bollywood favourite movie? Asked by: Dalwat

A. Mother India.

Q. Will we get Awarapan 2? Asked by: Jigar

A. We will give it a serious thought.

Q. Among the recent crop of directors..which is the most promising one by you? Asked by: Devesh.

A. Shoojit Sircar.

Q. An awesome soundtrack 'Aashiqui 2' has, just like 'Aashiqui'. How long did it take to complete the soundtrack? Asked by: AN

A. About an year.

Q. Your favorite song from the movie is? Asked by: jiya

A. Sun Raha Hai Na Tu, Ro Raha Hoon Main.

Q. Your business model always clicks. What is the secret? Asked by: kiran

A. Keep it lean, have a strong core idea and go out and dare to break rules.

Q. Is it fair to compare 'Aashiqui' compared with 'Aashiqui 2'. How different is this movie? Songs of 'Aashiqui 2' doesn't seem to be haunting like 'Aashiqui'. Asked by: Krishy

A. 'Aashiqui 2' is far superior than 'Aashiqui'.

Q. Will we not get Sadak 2..Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin 2..Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke 2..these were also you commercially successful movies..and I think they will work today. Asked by: Rajnish

A. I don't know whether we will have sequel for them. We are making movies for universal consumption, it will have romance not erotica.

Q. Any new comer in pipeline which we may see in future under Vishesh Films? Asked by: Jiva

A. New director, actor, singers will be groomed and will be given a platform.

Q. When you saw Sunny Leone in Big Boss..when you thought that she was your heroine fro Jism 2? Asked by: Lara

A. We had a story of an adult actor, so we thought of Sunny.

Q. 'Aashiqui 2' cast, did that went through the auditioning process or you picked them based on your instinct? Asked by: Jivan

A. Mohit suri suggested them.

Q. Which is more challenging a task, producing or directing? Asked by: rhea

A. Equal share of troubles, making a film is far more difficult.

Q. One lyricist you wish to work with over and over? Asked by: Yaseen Anwer

A. Sayeed Qadri.

Q. Mr Bhatt..Congratulations on Making a Brilliant Movie for Your Die Hard Fans..Vishesh Films is Back & How...Was Really Touched seeing the Movie...Gr8 Songs Brilliant Acting for the 2 Newcomers , Wonderful Direction...Cheers..Love You..Hope to See More such Kind of Films from Your Prestigious Banner...Was Tired of all Erotic Thrillers...But Now You are Back with a Bang..Sir Love You Lots...Hope to See 'Aashiqui 3' But when ..Pls Reply... Asked by: Joy Prakash

A. I was always there...we found great success in erotic movies...we hope to make new content for next few yrs.

Q. What is more important for you good lyrics or good music, if you had to choose one? Asked by: Yaseen Anwer

A. We can't separate the two...we can't separate heartbeat from the heart.

Q. Don't you feel that women are being presented as commodity in cinema these days? Asked by: Yaseen Anwer

A. People have done it...we have never done it.

Q. Why don't you start directing again.. Asked by: Chintu

A. The page is turned now...its for youngsters to play the game now.

Q. Rahul Roy said that this movie is not comparable to original one as it had great music and great story as compared to this one so how much of that is true Asked by: Shailesh

A. Ask him...Shobhaa De said its far better than 'Aashiqui'. She wept and wept while watching the movie...the verdict is out.

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