"Emraan in top bracket, post 'Jannat''

By Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama News Network

Mukesh Bhatt has decided to push the release of his ambitious venture JANNAT ahead by two weeks. Initially slated for release on May 2, Bhatt wants to bring the film on May 16. "I learnt a bitter lesson during AWARAPAN. The film suffered because of its clash with the two films that opened simultaneously [APNE, AAP KAA SURROOR]. Resultantly, I never got the right theatres or right show timings to exhibit my film," Mukesh Bhatt recalls.

So why has he decided to postpone JANNAT? It isn't clashing with any biggie in the same week. "The reason is TASHAN, which is arriving on April 25. They [Yash Raj] have already booked a major chunk of theatres across the country. So I decided to shift it to another date, after BHOOTHNATH [May 9]," he divulges.

Talking of JANNAT, Emraan Hashmi had resolved against kissing/getting intimate with his heroines, after he got married. But he seems to have broken the vow this time, for the actor has enacted a couple of intimate sequences with leading lady Sonal Chauhan. "Emraan is a professional. He may've resolved against doing intimate scenes in his movies, but if the role demands it, he would never shirk away from his responsibilities. At the same time, he would never do anything just for the heck of it. Since we're talking of Emraan, I'd like to say that he has outdone himself in JANNAT. Post JANNAT, he'd be in an altogether different league - the top bracket," he promises.

Meanwhile, the Bhatts are readying another ambitious venture, RAAZ - THE MYSTERY CONTINUES. "Please don't call it RAAZ 2. I'd like to clarify, I am not making RAAZ; it's not a sequel to the film either. There's nothing similar to the film barring the word 'Raaz'. It's an altogether fresh concept," the prolific producer states. Point noted!

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