Indian director Mukesh Bhatt is currently awaiting the release of his much-anticipated film ‘Raaz 3D’, a sequel to Raaz – The Mystery Continues (2009), which itself was a sequel to Raaz (2002), and it is the costliest film from Bhatt camp.
After Aamir Khan starrer ‘Ghulam’, which was a decade and a half ago, Bhatt trio of Mukesh, Mahesh and Vikram is back with ‘Raaz 3’. Although Bhatts are famously known for their consciousness, ‘Raaz 3’ is the most expensive film that they have made as of yet.
”Yes, not just in terms of sheer production values but even scale, RAAZ 3 is our costliest film. The sheer 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 to do,” declares Mukesh Bhatt.
However, the director says he has controlled the film’s cost as much as he could.
While speaking on his inclusion, Mukesh insisted had there been any other filmmaker the cost of the film would have gone much higher.
”Trust me, we are still pretty cost controlled for RAAZ 3,” he said. ”Yes 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, something that many of our colleagues have done in last few months. We have utilized the best of technical expertise and got people from international arena who have supervised the quality of our work. Still, our costs never spiraled to unimaginable levels.”
‘Raaz 3’, which is slated to hit the cinema halls of September 7, will feature the likes of Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta in the lead roles.
Well, all said and done, let’s see if ‘Raaz 3’ really generates a good amount of money at the box office.