In Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz 3, Bipasha Basu plays a frustrated, jealous actress. The role is, apparently, inspired from none other than his ex-lover Amisha Patel.
Says Vikram, “Well, all I can say is, all art is finally cannibalised from one’s personal experiences. When I was with Amisha, both of us were going through a career low. I’ve seen how failure affects people.”
Vikram’s mentor Mahesh Bhatt, who is the producer of Raaz 3, admits to the similarity. “Vikram shared details of his tumultuous relationship with this Amisha.
Insecurities are an integral part of an actress’ life, as her shelf life is limited. We built on that idea to create Bipasha’s character in Raaz 3.” When asked whether the actress in Vikram’s life is Amisha, he replied in the affirmative. “We took the basic idea of the insecurities that creep up on an actress after a few years in the business, and then we built on her desperation. The film shows the character urging her director (Emraan Hashmi) into wrongdoings. In her desperation to cling to her stardom she begins to workship a satan and practices black magic on her younger rival.”
Do for die for Bips
Mahesh Bhatt says Bipasha in her own career has reached a do-or-die stage. “Younger girls have come into the industry and she has suffered a broken heart recently. Given the circumstances, she will either sink like a rock or fly like a bird.”
When we asked Amisha about her life being used to develop a character, she says, “Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I do not want to comment. I’ve too much on my plate with my own productions and the films that I’ve signed outside my production house. I would rather focus on them.”