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Mahesh Bhatt: 'City Lights' is not a festival film

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Last Updated: May 05, 2014, 18:38 IST

Mahesh Bhatt: 'City Lights' is not a festival film

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is backing 'City Lights', says it should not be described as festival movie.

Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is backing 'City Lights', a remake of 'Metro Manila', says Hansal Mehta's directorial venture should not be described as festival movie because it has all the elements of a commercial cinema.

"'City Lights' is not a festival film. It's an Indian film, it has an Indian story, it has fragrance of our own people and it has songs in it. We have got amazing feedback so far. It's a very brave idea to make the film," Bhatt told reporters Monday at the unveiling of 26 minutes' footage of 'City Lights'.

Though it's a remake, Mehta said he has yet to see the British movie.

Mehta, who has roped in Rajkummar Rao, post "Shahid", said: "Rajkummar is my muse and he is my favourite actor. We have roped in new girl, Patraleka,, and we call her the wonder girl."

Rajkummar describes 'City Lights' as one of his most special films. "It was a very challenging role and I got completely drained out working in the film," he added.

The film is slated for a May 30 release.

first published:May 05, 2014, 18:38 IST
last updated:May 05, 2014, 18:38 IST