Blood Money is an original film: Mahesh Bhatt

Blood Money is an original film: Mahesh BhattMumbai, March 1 -- Producer-director Mahesh Bhatt has rejected the recent rumours that his upcoming film "Blood Money" is an Indian version of an Oscar winner movie "Blood Diamond" starring Leonardo Dicaprio.The noted filmmaker has also denied it being a remake of his own blockbuster 'Naam'. "No, our film is not the Indian version of 'Blood Diamond' or anything of that sort. 'Blood Diamond' did deal only with the industry of diamonds...that particular trade.Our film is a journey of a middle class Indian who dreams of getting the best in the world and how this man suddenly finds himself in a company of people who deal with notorious activity," Bhatt said at a press conference here.He added, "Our film has nothing to do with 'Blood Diamond'. But yes, there is one similarity that it deals with diamond trade.But this thing was essential for our plot," he said.About stealing from 'Naam', he said there is no harm in stealing from his ownfilm but this story is different. Vishal Mahadkardirected "Blood Money", which stars Kunal Khemu and Amrita Puri in the lead roles, is a story of a young man who migrates to South Africa due to a lucrative job offer but ends up finding himself in the middle of an organised white collar crime syndicate.