Mahesh Bhatt to enter the Punjabi Film Industry through a Movie based on Indo-Pak Friendship
Launches the logo of YellowStone Productions Pvt Ltd
Envy Worldwide Music of UK joins hands with YellowStone for India Operations
(Kulbir Singh Kalsi):- Film director, producer and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt announced here today his entry into the Punjabi film industry with a new Punjabi movie “Dushman” to be produced by a City-based company YellowStone Productions Pvt Ltd. The movie will be based on an Indo-Pak friendship theme.
Launching the logo of YellowStone Productions at JW Marriott, Mahesh Bhatt said, “I am extremely happy to be part of a Punjabi film, the subject of which is close to my heart, as I have always supported peace and harmony between India and Pakistan. I am confident that YellowStone Productions will carve a niche for itself by producing path breaking films in the Cinema of Punjab and beyond. My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to its promoter, Vinay Bhardwaj, who has a deep exposure to the industry. The story theme is very powerful and I will nurture it more and present it with my dear student Vinay.
Bollywood writer Shagufta Rafique, known for her contribution to many movies of Bhatt Camp, including Wo Lamhe (2006), Awarapan (2008), Murder-2 (2011), Raaz 3D (2012), Jannat-2 (2011) and Ashiqui-2 (2013), is associated with this Punjabi film “Dushman” as a Creative Consultant and Project Head, said, “I’m humbled that this offer has come to me. I’m really looking forward to being associated with YellowStone Productions in its maiden venture and hope to learn more in the process as Punjab is a land of great tales and rich in its language and culture. This opportunity is a gift which I want to unwrap.”
Vinay Bhardwaj, Director, YellowStone Productions said, “It is a proud moment for us to have a father figure of Bollywood, Mahesh Bhatt sahib to guide us in our initiative. People from Punjab shift to Mumbai to make films, but, I am lucky to succeed in persuading Bhatt Sahib to come to Punjab and be part of a Punjabi movie.”
“The movie “Dushman” will have actors, musicians and singers from both of the countries. The lead actor will be chosen from India and Pakistan on the basis of auditions. The film will be shot in India and abroad, with major shooting locations planned in Chandigarh, Lahore and Canada,” added Shagufta.
About the music company, Mr Bhardwaj said, “We are here to bring the best of Punjabi and urban music to all spheres of entertainment industry showcasing the best of music from Bollywood and beyond. With our strong background we will surely provide many singing stars to the industry. We are launching our first two music videos, one from well known Punjabi singer TEZ (“Stereo Nation” band fame) and the other from a Pakistani model and actress Sadia Khan, as a singer in her solo song picturised on her.
Envy Worldwide, an established music company in UK and now joining hands with YellowStone Productions for handling all music productions, distribution and releases with the exclusive rights in India. Vivek Nayar, Director, Envy Worldwide, said, “Envy Worldwide has been at the forefront of the British Asian Music scene for many years and has defined a music scene fused on the sounds of East and West that resounded like a lions roar and helped Non Resident Asians to keep in touch with their culture and heritage. It is therefore a very proud moment that our company is being launched in our motherland and we feel extremely blessed to be in collaboration with YellowStone Productions for the launch of Envy Worldwide in India.’
Who has penned down the script of the movie?
The script is being worked upon and we would reveal the complete technical team together before February end.
Where will all the auditions take place?
Auditions for the Punjabi boy will be held in Chandigarh and for the Pak hero’s audition will be done in Karachi or Lahore. Both the boys will be launched by the YellowStone Productions.
Will this be a typical romantic genre like other masala movies on Indo-Pak friendship or this falls under any other genre?
For sure, this will be a commercial film in the Indo-Pak friendship genre and yes cutting out the cliche I would like to add that the bond and friendship between these young boys will not be a typical run of the mill kind …it’s a very unusual saga untold before in Indian Cinema …rest we will reveal once the final shooting script is ready for execution.
Is there anything specific that you want to showcase through this movie?