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.