At a special industry screening for the much-awaited Rajkummar Rao & Patralekha starrer Citylights on Sunday,
Mahesh Bhatt declared that a modern day film-maker who can carry
forward the baton of independent cinema is none other than Hansal Mehta.
The National-award winning director was moved when Mahesh Bhatt, who
has made cult classics like Arth, Saaransh, Zakhm among many others and
regarded as one of the finest film-makers to have come out of the
country, compared Hansal to him and his work to the kind of films Bhatt
film-maker also parted with his Saaransh award, a symbolic gesture to
Hansal asking him to carry forward the efforts of breakout cinema.
, Sakshi Bhatt, Rajkummar & Patralekha witnessed this special moment. Also
present were Vidya Balan
, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Anubhav Sinha
Gupte among others. Produced by Vishesh Films and Presented by Fox Star
releases on May 30.