Hansal Mehta’s much-awaited film Citylights has been winning the hearts of everyone who has been seeing the film. This time actress Vidya Balan was deeply moved by the movie.
The powerhouse performer attended a special screening hosted by Mahesh Bhatt on Sunday and heaped praises on the film and the lead pair of the film — Rajkummar Rao and Paralekhaa. Vidya attended the screening with her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur and spent quality time discussing the film and the performances with the director and the cast after the screening.
Also at that special screening, 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 had made. The film-maker also parted with his Saaransh award, a symbolic gesture to Hansal asking him to carry forward the efforts of breakout cinema.
Vishesh Bhatt, Sakshi Bhatt, Rajkummar & Patralekha witnessed this special moment. Also present were Anubhav Sinha, Amole Gupte among others. Produced by Vishesh Films and Presented by Fox Star Studios, Citylights releases on May 30 and this is one film we must say should be on your must see list!