Shagufta’s story can lend itself to a classic commercial potboiler. The lady who has written the screenplay and dialogues of 11 films including
Murder 2, Jannat 2 ( she penned the story too), Raaz — The Mystery Continues and Aashiqui 2 has had
a rough beginning. Shagufta’s foster mother was an actress in the 1950s. Her mother tried to groom her also into films but she wanted to be a writer. Having failed to get a stepping- stone into the industry, Shagufta went to Dubai and became a bar dancer. After earning enough money, she returned to India and
met Mahesh Bhatt. The rest is history and after penning stories, the feisty writer is all set to turn
director with an action- thriller.