Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's forthcoming venture
Raaz 3 coincides with Bipasha Basu's life. Mahesh Bhatt says,
the model-turned actress is not having a good run in the industry
primarily due to the competition from the younger lot in the tinsel
A lot of films like The Dirty Picture or the upcoming
release Heroine revolves around the meteoric rise and
downfall of a superstar or supermodel. Vikram Bhatt's directorial
venture, Raaz 3 also appears to be similar, as it focuses
on two actresses - Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta - with Emraan Hashmi
playing the role of a director.
"The need for Bollywood stories is enormous, people are
enchanted with it. There is a reality of the industry that we know.
We have given the film a horror idiom by including black magic. The
story is very much true," Bhatt said in an interview.
"It also coincides with Bipasha Basu's life where she is feeling
the breath of extinction as the younger girls have come in who may
elbow her out. Today Bipasha is not as safe as she was 10 years ago
when she came into the industry," he said.
Releasing September 7, Raaz 3 talks about the turbulent
times of an actress, played by Bipasha and how she begins to turn
to black magic to destroy a budding star (Esha) and get back the
man (Emraan) she loves.