Here’s some news that should bring some respite to Bipasha Basu who was hospitalized on Wednesday. After the success of Raaz 3, Vikram Bhatt is writing another horror-thriller for Bipasha in the central role. This project would be launched as soon the scripting is done. In fact Vikram, who was supposed to next direct the true-life medical thriller entitled The Ankur Arora Murder Case, has handed over the directorial reins of that project to Suhail Tatari who is currently shooting the thriller with K. K. Menon, Tisca Chopra and Arjun Mathur in the lead.
The problem is how to take Bipasha’s image of the demonical diva beyond Raaz 3? Says a source close to both Bipasha and Vikram Bhatt, “Vikram already has a germ of an idea which he will develop on his holiday with his daughter in London and Scotland next week. It will be an out-and-out grey role and will give Bipasha an even more shocking image than Raaz 3. But no, it isn’t Raaz 4.”
Confirming that Vikram Bhatt is indeed writing a film for her, Bipasha said, “To be called a ‘Tigress’ is an amazing compliment. I am out of the hospital. I am much better now. I was suffering from viral fever, exhaustion and had a blackout. Hopefully I’ll be fully recovered soon.”
Confirming his plans for Bipasha, Vikram Bhatt said, “I think I owe to myself and to her to do another film with Bipasha right away. It’s amazing how hard she worked on the film and look at the end-results. Like they say, no pain no gain. Both of us have gone through our share of turmoil.”
Vikram is a little baffled at the critical response to Raaz 3, “Horror is still regarded as somewhat chee-chee by the elite class. Never mind. Only I know how difficult it is to put together a massy film. Friends who read my blog and columns every week wonder how I could make such a lowbrow film. But believe me; it’s far tougher to address yourself to the masses then to the intelligentsia. I am not the least apologetic about my partiality to horror, especially now when Raaz 3 is my producer Vishesh Films, my leading man Emraan Hashmi, my ‘Tigress’ heroine Bipasha and my biggest hit. We have a lot to be thankful for.”