Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha took inspiration from the works of Pakistani dramatist, playwright and scriptwriter Haseena Moin for his upcoming film "Tum Bin 2".
The second instalment of the 2001 film "Tum Bin" franchise is written and directed by Sinha and jointly produced by him and Bhushan Kumar of the T-Series music label.
Sinha says he took some cues from Pakistani dramas for the second part of the.film.
"Two of my favourite dramas are 'Ankahi Tanhaiyan' and 'Dhoop Kinare'. A lot of the screenplay in 'Tum Bin' has been inspired by her television serials and a few of the critics and industry members who saw the first instalment were quick to notice this similarity.
"The second instalment too is inspired in someway from Pakistani dramas because I feel the way they tell a story is sublime," Sinha said in a statement.
The news comes at a time when there are debates whether Pakistani artistes should be banned from working in India amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the September 18 terror attack which killed 19 Indian soldiers.
Sinha started watching Moin's tele-serials in 1984, and met her in 1996 in Mauritius.
Shot in the aesthetic landscape of Scotland, "Tum Bin 2" reunites Sinha with Kumar after a gap of 15 years.
"Tum Bin 2", featuring Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati will hit the screens on November 18.