Mukta Arts turns 36, Subhash Ghai announces three films

Mumbai: Subhash Ghai`s banner Mukta Arts celebrated its 36th anniversary Thursday and on the occasion the filmmaker announced an interesting bouquet of three films - social drama `Ishq De Maare`, biopic `Sarabjit` and fun film `Idiot Nalayak Useless`.

“We have a healthy story bank, so we thought we should get into productions in a bigger way. So on the anniversary, we are announcing the films," Ghai said.

`Ishq De Maare` will star Dharmendra and his two sons - Sunny and Bobby Deol.

"‘Ishq De Maare’ is with the Deols. It’s a social family drama. It’s a beautiful film, beautiful script... more of Hrishikesh Mukerjee style. It will be directed by Neeraj Pathak,” said Ghai.

`Sarbajit` is about Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh who died in a Pakistan hospital in May, succumbing to his injuries after being attacked by his fellow inmates in jail. Ishwar Singh Muchhal will direct the biopic.

Talking about `Sarabjit`, Ghai said: "I was so touched by the subject that I said I want to make it. People have accepted (athlete) Milkha Singh, so I think people are now liking biopics, so we contacted Sarabjit’s sister for the film. Scripting work is on and within 30 days we will finalise everything."

Ghai said that `Idiot Nalayak Useless` is a fun film by Ken Ghosh.