Mahesh Bhatt and his daughter Pooja Bhatt will be going to Darjeeling on 4th January, 2012 to attend the Darjeeling Film Festival. Bhatt also plans to shoot his upcoming film, Jism 2, in the hills also.
Bhatt says, “I have fond memories of shooting in Darjeeling and Kalingpong in 1978 for “Lahu Ke Do Rang”. The movie had Shabana Azmi, Vinod Khanna and Danny Denzongpa. That was the first time that I had shot in the hills. When I was asked to attend this film festival, I wanted to go and check out the place. Darjeeling is the jewel of West Bengal. Mamata Banerjee has successfully diffused the tension in the Hills and I certainly think it’s about time to explore the hill station as a shooting destination again. Pooja is coming down with me to Darjeeling and she will decide if she wants to shoot “Jism 2″ there or not.”
So when does he plan to meet Sunny who is reportedly doing the lead role in Jism 2. “When I went inside the “Big Boss” house, Sunny and I had talks about doing the movie. But, she hasn’t signed on anything as yet. However, things are very positive. Pooja has been to Darjeeling earlier too. I will be meeting Sunny once we return from Darjeeling.”
If not “Jism 2″, Bhatt might also consider asking Mohit Suri to shoot “Ashique 2″ in the Hills. “It would be an ideal setting for a musical like “Ashique 2″. But again, the logistics have to suit us too,” he signs off.