Anubhav Sinha, who made his directorial debut in 2001 with sleeper hit Tum Bin, says he was under a lot of pressure while making Tum Bin 2.
Tum Bin — starring Priyanshu Chatterjee, Himanshu Malik, Raqesh Vashisth and Sandali Sinha — was a love story with a tragedy that brings two people close together. Along with the story line, the 2001 film was applauded for its songs such as Koi Fariyaad.
“You make films that run and that don’t run and that happens with every filmmaker. We ended up making a film that lives this long. When I made Tum Bin, since it was my first film, I was very happy with the response that I got,” Sinha said.
“But over the years, I started realising that the film is still breathing.... For the past [few] years, I have not lived a single day when I didn’t get at least one compliment [for the film].
“That is kind of scary and puts a lot of pressure on you that you want to do Tum Bin 2, but you don’t want to offend people who have the film very close to their hearts,” he added.
Shot in Scotland, Tum Bin 2 reunites Bhushan Kumar of the T-Series music label and writer-director Sinha after a gap of 15 years. Sinha has also co-produced the film along with Kumar.
Sinha said Tum Bin 2 is a fresh film with some semblance to the original.
“I have made a new film, but when you walk out of the theatre, then you will have a feeling that you have seen Tum Bin again. I did not think about the continuity in the aesthetic, but it had to be an ironic love story — that is something that I have retained,” Sinha said.
Tum Bin 2, featuring Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati, will release in India on November 18.