Asked why do we run after Oscars despite having some popular awards in India, he said: “We make films for close to 1.2 billion population. We make films in our own way. So, we should make a place in their (audience) heart instead of making a space for Oscars.”
Bhatt is now busy promoting his new project “Citylights” and says it’s quite a relatable movie.
“It is a story of invisible people. I believe it is a story of those people who support us to run the city but they themselves live in the dark.”
“It’s a moving love story of a couple who come to Mumbai and hope they will stay here for a while and then go back but how they get caught in this city and their journey is what the story is about. It’s quite a relatable story,” he said.
Directed by Hansal Mehta, “Citylights” is an Indian adaptation of British film “Metro Manila”. The film features Rajkummar Rao in the lead.