Mahesh Bhatt is ready to step into the Punjabi cinema with his upcoming emotional saga titled Dushman. This one brings together Mahesh Bhatt, Shagufta Rafique, Vinay Bhardwaj, Gulshan Grover, Jashan Singh and Kartaar Cheema.
Mahesh Bhatt was busy shooting in Chandigarh for his first Punjabi film, which will be directed by Shagufta Rafique, the woman who wrote Bollywood hits like Awaarapan, Raaz, Muder 2, Jism 2, Aashiqui 2. Dushman is produced by Vinay Bhardwaj.
The film is being shot at various locations in Punjab, Chandigarh, moving to UK eventually. “The story of the film was reverberating in my mind for long, and I thought since it was a story based on the friendship of two boys from India and Pakistan, it would be best to shoot it in Punjab and also retain the flavour by making it in Punjabi,” says Shagufta Rafique.
Jashan, a Punjabi singer makes his debut as an actor with this film. On the other hand, fitness freak Kartaar Cheema who gained recognition with his roles in films like Mitti Na Farool Jogiya plays Karim Usmani in the film.
Dushman will be releasing on August 14 this year.