On Mahesh Bhatt’s 70th birthday, he gave the best gift to the world – by donning in his directorial shoes after nearly two decades of retirement. And what’s more? He will be directing his daughter and one of the finest actors of this generation, Alia Bhatt along with Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt in the sequel to 1991 hit Sadak.
The Sadak 2 teaser trailer was released on the director’s birthday. The clip teases audiences with a few scenes from the yesteryear film before moving into the announcement of the sequel.
Overwhelmed by the announcement, Alia wrote a sweet message for her father on Instagram, “On your 70th Birthday you have given me the greatest present I could ask and dream for. You are directing me! Sadak 2 is a dream come true. What I thought will never be possible you have made possible. Thank you, daddy, from the bottom of my heart, soul, and bones. This will be a journey of discovery. Of life, movies, feeling and most of all. Of a father and daughter. I love you, my not-so-old man! Happy Birthday.”
Not to be left behind, Pooja Bhatt (who also starred in the original film) wrote a heart-touching note for her father as well, “And he’s back… Older, more wise, truer, more kind. To breathe new life into all of our souls and to breathe more soul into all of our lives. I thought birthdays were about receiving presents pops and there you go and turn even that on its head by giving us a gift instead. The gift of Sadak 2 and the privilege of being directed by you. Shukriya I love you!”
Sanjay Dutt, who played the lead in Sadak, shared his own message on Twitter, “Thank you for giving me #Sadak Bhatt Saab. Wish you a very Happy Birthday. I love you! Proud to take this journey with you again Mahesh Bhatt & Pooja Bhatt. #Sadak2 on 25th March 2020. Looking forward to working with Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor.”
Thank you for giving me #Sadak bhatt saab. Wish you a very Happy Birthday. I love you!
Proud to take this journey with you again @MaheshNBhatt & @PoojaB1972. #Sadak2 on 25th March 2020. Looking forward to working with @aliaa08 & #AdityaRoyKapoor.#MukeshBhatt @VisheshFilms pic.twitter.com/BaI6a4yUTO
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) September 20, 2018
Mahesh Bhatt said in an interview that the narrative for the film has been inspired by events in his own personal life. He has received an outpouring of love from his fans and well-wishers and we, for one, are waited with baited breath for the first glimpse of the film.
Sadak 2: Mahesh Bhatt Returns To Directing After Two Decades