`Citylights` not lesser than `Aashiqui`: Mahesh Bhatt

IANS| Last Updated: May 15, 2014, 14:29 PM IST

Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who had directed the cult romantic musical drama ‘Aashiqui’ in 1990 and then produced its super hit sequel ‘Aashiqui 2’ last year, says Hansal Mehta`s ‘Citylights’ is not only at par with his movies, but "far more relevant to today`s India".

Bhatt is presenting ‘Citylights’ in association with Fox Star Studios. The film traces the love story of a Rajasthani couple who come to Mumbai to earn a living but is soon struck by misfortune.

"`Citylights` is an emotional love story which is in no way lesser than `Aashiqui`," Bhatt said here Wednesday during the promotion of the film.

"It is a love story of a rural Indian and it has a heart, which is far more poignant and far more relevant to today`s India," he added.

Slated to release May 30, ‘Citylights’ is an adaptation of British film ‘Metro Manila’ and features actor Rajkummar Rao in the lead role.