Vikram Bhatt, whose last film Raaz 3 featured Bipasha Basu and Emraan Hashmi, says he’s done with spending small fortunes shopping for leading men. Although he has repeated leading lady Bipasha Basu, the hero in his forthcoming film will be a creature! He says,“Raaz 3 became a very expensive film because we had an eminently saleable hero
Emraan Hashmi on board. My new film’s hero is a creature. And it is India’s first creature feature on the lines of Jurassic Park where predatory animals create a horror havoc.”
Bipasha, who created a havoc of another kind in Raaz 3 would play the main lead in Creature. The entire plot would revolve around her flight from these dangerous predatory creatures. “My producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series and I are currently looking at special-effects guys from all across the world,” he adds. Bip’s look and personality in Creature would be modelled on the iconic sex symbol Raquel Welch’s timeless poster-girl appearance in the 1966 trendsetting creature film One Million Years BC.
Vikram adds, “Creature is a high-concept film which won’t waste money on paying for a leading man. We don’t need a hero. We have the predatory animals.And we have Bipasha who takes centrestage. Because we don’t have to pay for a leading man Creature would be a far less expensive film than Raaz 3.” The Bong bombshell is training for the film, learning how to look petrified as she runs for her life while being chased by predatory animals. Vikram hopes to crack a new sub-genre in the horror genre.
“I can’t be doing the same kind of horror-supernatural films ad nauseam. The creature feature has never been attempted in our cinema. I want it to carry an international stamp. My producers T Series and I would leave no stone unturned to ensure the film turns out right.”