'Raaz 3' costliest Bhatt film in years: Mukesh Bhatt
With 35 sets and real 3D making, "Raaz 3" is the costliest film coming out of the Bhatt camp in years, says producer Mukesh Bhatt. More than a decade after their last biggie "Ghulam", the Bhatt trio of Mukesh, Mahesh and Vikram is back with 'Raaz 3', which is the most expensive film they have made ever since.
"Not just in terms of production values but even scale, 'Raaz 3' is our costliest film. The requirement of the film is such that it had to be made largely on sets. We had to put more than 35 sets and that was not just very expensive but also quite ambitious on our part," said Mukesh Bhatt.
Bhatts have been known to be quite cost conscious when it comes to filmmaking but Mukesh, without revealing their budget, said any other production house would have ended up spending even more money on "Raaz 3".
"Our film is expensive but then I am sure that if someone else would have made it, it would cost them double the amount. Moreover, we have made the film in real 3D rather than converting it from 2D to 3D. We have utilised the best of technical expertise and got people from international arena who have supervised the quality of our work. Still, our costs never spiralled to unimaginable levels."
The film, releasing today, is being pitched as a Bipasha Basu comeback affair but Mukesh said the actress was cast according to the script's demands. "The film's script demanded the casting of Bipasha; we realised that nobody better than her could have done the film. she is the most apt casting and fitted the role to the T.
"In the film she is playing a top superstar who is now losing out to a much younger starlet (Esha Gupta). If you draw parallels to the real life scenario, today Bipasha has been in the business for ten years and on a threshold where she may be developing the feeling of losing out.
"Who better than her to have an apt understanding of the character's emotion? We knew she would do complete justice to the character." PTI