The producer of the blockbuster film Maula Jatt, Muhammad Sarwar Bhatti is all set to return to the entertainment industry. Bhatti will be re-launching his production company called Bahoo Films Corporation, with upcoming film LPD, releasing a film every year.
“I always aim at creating timeless films so I have to spend a lot of time on the film’s story and its visual treatment,” Bhatti told The Express Tribune.
“It’s a fact that no one else – not in Pakistan or India – has been able to produce a film like Maula Jutt. In fact, Bollywood producers used to copy my work! Maula Jutt was remade there as Jeenay Nahin Dounga, Haq Meher was copied as Sanam Bewafa and Bazar-e-Husn as Tawaif. That was the golden era of Pakistani films!”
According to Bhatti, a production company is judged for its, originality. “That’s why I took a break from films; it’s against my nature to repeat or copy other’s work,” he explained.
“It’s my commitment that LPD will be a great addition to Lollywood. I have also been waiting for my son to graduate from National College of Arts (NCA) and introduce him through the film. It’s important to motivate new, young talent and benefit from their ideas.”
Muhammad Muttaqi, Bhatti’s son and CEO of Bahoo Films Corporation said, “It’s a mega budget film and we’re casting some of Pakistan’s biggest artists, as well as some old ones from Maula Jutt. We plan to shoot in the northern areas of Pakistan and abroad,” he revealed. “My father and I have been developing LPD’s music, script and dialogues for a long time now.”
“It’s a fact that people are still trying to replicate the film. Just recently, a director asked us for the official rights to Maula Jutt but we refused. It’s the longest-running Pakistani film of all time! No one else can produce it and when the time is right, Bahoo Film Corporation will make Maula Jutt 2 as well,” he stated.
“Haq Meher won Best Direction at the Iran Faras International Film Festival in 1994, Bazar-e-Husn won Best Film in Moscow. Even LPD is going to be huge! This time, our priority is new talent and we’re conducting interviews at university level.”