Filmamker and actress Pooja Bhatt reveals that “Sadak 2”, the sequel of her 1991 hit movie “Sadak”, deals with the issue of depression. She was present at a World Mental Health Day event to explore an award-winning film “The Valley”.
“We are making ‘Sadak 2’ in which we are showing Sanjay Dutt in his true and present time (Sanjay Dutt is Drug Abuse Survivor) so we are dealing with issue of depression in that film but we are making a commercial film,” she revealed.
“We have to make our point and we chose film as our medium because when you choose a mainstream format then your message goes deeper and wider,” she further added.
Remarking on the latest trend in Bollywood where content driven films are working at the box-office more than big-budgeted movies with a huge star cast, Pooja revealed: “Audience has been always smart. We, who call ourselves experts of the industry, supposedly underestimate the audience and say that they are not ready to see issue-based films.”
“Today, there is no issue with the audience and filmmaker but I feel now film-making has become a game of marketing,” she further added.
Speaking about the movie, “The Valley” which deals with mental health and depression, Pooja said, “It will surely bring some sort of awareness about mental health. I want to congratulate Saila Kariat ( the director).”
The movie stars Alyy Khan, Suchitra Pillai-Malik, Samina Peerzada, Barry Corbin, Christa B. Allen and Jake T. Austin.