"And the best part is that we didn't have to hear 100 songs before picking and choosing 'Tum Hi Ho' for the film," says Bhushan, "We were hunting for a song which had a quintessential Indian feel to it and Mithoon was a name that came to our mind. I have worked with him in the past and when he played 'Tum Hi Ho' for me, I knew that this was it. It was an instinctive call to pick this one up for the album and pitch it as a hallmark of Aashiqui 2. We knew that we were sitting on a superhit here."
What further makes him emotional is the fact that the film arrives in the wake of Aashiqui (1990) which was Gulshan Kumar's first feature film and that too in an association with the Bhatts. "Yes, it is a special film for me for these reasons. Before Aashiqui, we made tele-films like Laal Dupatta Malmal Ka. My father was the one who went to Bhatt saab with ample passion and spirit to make Aashiqui. Now 20 years down the line, I suggested before Bhatt saab that we should make Aashiqui 2. It is good that he said yes," he adds.
What makes him further excited is the fact that this is one of those rare films coming out of the Bhatt camp that bears a U certificate. Smiles Bhushan, "We wanted to make a clean family entertainer with some great love songs. That was the USP of Aashiqui and we wanted to carry it on. Bhatt saab was with me on this decision and here we are today with Aashiqui 2."
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