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Film Director, producer and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt during Press Conference in Chandigarh on February 5, 2015
Film Director, producer and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt during Press Conference in Chandigarh on February 5, 2015

Chandigarh, February 5, 2015 (Online News India): Film director, producer and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt announced here today his entry into the Punjabi film industry with a new Punjabi movie “Dushman” to be produced by a City based company YellowStone Productions Pvt. Ltd. The movie will be based on an Indo-Pak friendship theme.

Launching the logo of YellowStone Productions at JW Marriott, Mahesh Bhatt said, “I am extremely happy to be part of a Punjabi film, the subject of which is close to my heart, as I have always supported peace and harmony between India and Pakistan. I am confident that YellowStone Productions will carve a niche for itself by producing path breaking films in the Cinema of Punjab and beyond, my heartiest congratulations and best wishes to its promoter Vinay Bhardwaj, who has a deep exposure to the industry. The story theme is very powerful and I will nurture it more and present it with my dear student Vinay.

Bollywood writer Shagufta Rafique, known for her contribution to many movies of Bhatt Camp including Wo Lamhe (2006), Awarapan (2008), Murder-2 (2011), Raaz 3D (2012), Jannat-2 (2011) and Ashiqui-2 (2013) is associated with this Punjabi film “Dushman” as a Creative Consultant and Project Head, said, "I'm humbled that this offer has come to me. I'm really looking forward to being associated with YellowStone Productions in its maiden venture and hope to learn more in the process as Punjab is a land of great tales and rich in its language and culture. This opportunity is a gift which I want to unwrap.”

“The movie “Dushman” will have actors, musicians and singers from both of the countries. The lead actor will be chosen from India and Pakistan on the basis of auditions. The film will be shot in India and abroad with major shooting locations planned in Chandigarh, Lahore and Canada,” added Shagufta.

Vinay Bhardwaj, Director, YellowStone Productions said, “It is a proud moment for us to have a father figure of Bollywood, Mahesh Bhatt to guide us in our initiative. People from Punjab shift to Mumbai to make films but I am lucky to succeed in persuading Mahesh Bhatt to come to Punjab and be part of a Punjabi movie.”

About the music company, Bhardwaj said, “We are here to bring the best of Punjabi and urban music to all spheres of entertainment industry showcasing the best of music from Bollywood and beyond. With our strong background we will surely provide many singing stars to the industry. We are launching our first two music videos, one from well known Punjabi singer TEZ (“Stereo Nation” band fame) and the other from a Pakistani model and actress Sadia Khan, as a singer in her solo song picturized on her.

Envy Worldwide, an established music company in UK and now joining hands with YellowStone Productions for handling all music productions, distribution and release with the exclusive rights in India. Vivek Nayar, Director, Envy Worldwide, said, “Envy Worldwide has been at the forefront of the British Asian Music scene for many years and has defined a music scene fused on the sounds of East and West that resounded like a lions roar and helped Non Resident Asians to keep in touch with their culture and heritage. It is therefore a very proud moment that our company is being launched in our motherland and we feel extremely blessed to be in collaboration with YellowStone Productions for the launch of Envy Worldwide in India."

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