Now this has a lot of mix-n-match in terms of its cast and crew. Vikram Bhatt who directed the first blockbuster in 2002 is back to direct the third installment. With his success in the horror genre (1920, Shaapit, Haunted), Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt, with whom Vikram had a fallout, roped him back for Raaz 3.
In an exclusive conversation with TOI, Mukesh Bhatt talks about the success of Raaz 3 and the comeback of Bipasha Basu.
On being asked about the positive response Raaz 3 has received at the box office, Mukesh asserted, “I was confident about the movie. Vikram Bhatt is a great director. Emraan Hashmi is a star, while Bipasha Basu recreates the magic of Raaz 1. I was not much worried about the revenue as I was confident about the content. When it comes to Bhatts we concentrate on content driven films.”
Giving a huge tap on Bipasha’s shoulders, Mukesh terms Raaz 3 as Bipasha’s grand comeback. “I would say that Bipasha hits like a volcano in the film and my little girl gets the exclusive spot controlled by Vidya Balan,” adds the producer.
Does that mean Bipasha is going to give a cut-throat competition to the Balan girl? “Bipasha takes over her. Bipasha looks fresher and younger in the movie. I say it with all due respect to Vidya,” answered Mukesh.