Mahesh Bhatt’s Jannat to release on 16 May

Mumbai: The latest offering from the Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt camp, Jannat is a love story based on the burning issue of match fixing. Produced under the banner of Vishesh Films, the film will be released by Percept Picture Company across India from 16 May.

The film stars Emraan Hashmi and debutant Sonal Chauhan in lead roles. Kunal Deshmukh is in the director’s chair for the first time for Jannat.

The story of Jannat  revolves around a man who is caught in a quagmire of crime and consumerism as he struggles to find heaven on earth. Arjun (Hashmi) is a reckless young man with an obsession for making money at card games. A chance meeting with a girl in a mall, Zoya (Chauhan) gives him the reasons he was looking for to move out of his ordinary life. He steps up from playing a minor card games to becoming a bookie.

Music director Pritam has scored the music for Jannat, which is available on Sony BMG. Singers K K, Kamran Ahmed, Rana Mazumder, Rupam Islam and Richa Sharma have lent their melodious voices to the lyrics penned by Sayeed Quadri and Neelesh Misra.