'Working with Bhatt the director will not be easy'

Alia revealed it was the original star of "Sadak", Sanjay Dutt, who convinced Bhatt to return to the director's chair. Bhatt's last directorial was the 1999 film "Kartoos". AFP File photo

Mahesh Bhatt is returning to direction with "Sadak 2" and the film also marks his first collaboration with daughter, actor Alia Bhatt.

The young star says even though she understands his sensibilities as a father, working with him in a professional set-up would be a different "ball game".

"It will never be easy as I don't know him as a director, I know him as a dad. Working with him as a director will be a different ball game altogether. I am excited. It is an exciting film," Alia told PTI.

"My father is very silent on most of the things. But I still don't know how he will be on the sets," she added.

Alia revealed it was the original star of "Sadak", Sanjay Dutt, who convinced Bhatt to return to the director's chair. Bhatt's last directorial was the 1999 film "Kartoos".

"Sanju pushed him this time. I did not. He is my father and he is always unpredictable. He has done the most unpredictable thing of directing a film after a long time," she said.

"Sadak 2" is a sequel to 1991 original, which also starred Pooja Bhatt

Both Sanjay and Pooja are returning for the sequel.

Alia said the film takes forward the story of Ravi and Pooja and she will be a new addition to the story along with Aditya Roy Kapoor.

"Sadak 2" is scheduled to hit the screens on March 25, next year.

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