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Hindus, Muslims will perish if they don't start living like two sides of a coin: Mahesh Bhatt


The filmmaker is making his acting debut in The Dark Side Of Life: Mumbai City.

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IANS

On this Teacher's Day, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, while addressing the issues of depression, suicide, communal disharmony and alienation, subject of his upcoming film The Dark Side Of Life: Mumbai City, said we need to understand that we are human first.

The filmmaker is making his acting debut in The Dark Side Of Life: Mumbai City, which addresses many sensitive issues which exist in the society.

While interacting with the media in Mumbai, he said, "The film handles the issues of loneliness, communal harmony and mental health in a positive manner. A Muslim man starts to live with a Hindu boy out of loneliness and depression."

"The director has handled the plot and social dynamics with sensitivity and firmness. I would like to convey this message today to everyone and specially to the youth that we need to understand, we're human first, I think that could be a solution for many problems our nation is facing.

"Suicide is a reality which the society refuses to deal with. I think we are in danger from ourselves, and we need to make people aware of it," Bhatt added.

In the wake of mob-lynching, communal disharmony and alienation, Bhatt, who has helmed films like Zakhm (1998) in the past, said that the Hindus and the Muslims must live in harmony for our nation to progress.

"If Hindus and Muslims in India don't start living like two sides of a coin, they will soon perish. India has lots of colours, and one such colour is green, which represents Muslims, and it is part of our country. Muslims are getting alienated, which is dangerous for the destiny of a nation," said Bhatt.

Dark Side Of Life: Mumbai City will also star KK Menon, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi, Neha Khan and Alisha Khan, is produced by Rajesh pardasani and directed by Tariq Khan.

The film is slated to be released in October.