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Vikram happy to support Vivek’s Hate Story

Vikram Bhatt had given her a break (and a hit film) in the form of Haunted. Still there was no favouritism at play when Tia Bajpai's Lanka released last year. Vikram decided to stay away from it despite it being his own production since it didn't meet his expectations. However, now that his next film Hate Story is igniting some good heat, Vikram is backing the film to the hilt.


"It is clearly that Vikram is letting his head do all the talking instead of heart. Tia is his find and he is obviously protective about her. However, he doesn't intend to support a film just for that reason. When Lanka was being promoted, he stayed away from it and didn't make two bones about it even though Manoj Bajpayee and Arjan Bajwa made their displeasure about it. Even Tia was disheartened with the way Lanka released and disappeared without making any impact whatsoever. However debutant Paoli won't have any reason to complain since Vikram is claiming that she and the film would make waves", says a source.


In fact Vikram is so positive about the film that he has assured the actress as well as the film's director Vivek Agnihotri about being available for whatever help they would need during the film's promotion and marketing.


"Vikram is neck deep down in the post production of Dangerous Ishq. Moreover, he has also started shooting for Raaz 3. In between all of this he is also taking a personal interest in pitching Hate Story in a right manner. In fact the very idea of the poster featuring a backless lady was entirely his idea. He is leaving no stone unturned for this film since he feels quite strongly about the final product", adds a source from the production house.


It is apparent that he didn't quite share similar sentiments for Lanka which sunk without a trace. "Lanka was just a bad film. Period", says Vikram in a deadpan manner, "When I looked at what they had done to the film, I realized there and then that it would tank. The idea was to make a film about molestation but then there was no molestation. It had become a 'let's idolize Manoj Bajpayee's acting talent' kind of a film. Sorry, but that's not what I had put my money on. Naturally I backed out."


However, now that he has seen Hate Story and the rushes of 1920 - Evil Returns (which incidentally stars Tia again), he isn't shying away from supporting them. He says, "These two are fabulous films. I have seen what has been shot and now I am willing to put my money where my mouth is."


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