Directors Vikram Bhatt has decided to put his next film in the 'Murder' franchise on hold as his mentor, Mahesh Bhatt, felt it was not feasible post the debacle of his last venture, 'Mr X'. He now plans to begin shooting for another film with a fresh story as well as star cast.
Patralekha will star in Vikram Bhatt’s next
A source says, "Vikram had another script in hand and after discussing it with the Bhatts, got a nod. The film will go on floors on August 9 in Cape Town. He has decided to call it 'Love Games', a title that he had reserved for 'Murder 4'. It will star Patralekha, Tara Alisha Berry and mark the debut of model Gaurav Arora, who is rumoured to be dating Kriti Sanon."
Confirming the development, Bhatt says, "That narrative was going to be for 'Murder 4', which seemed tired, worn out and fatigued at the moment. So, Vikram pulled out another script from the enormous work he has been doing all this while, which is a captivating story of the times we live in. The film shows the physical passion and also connects to the heart so it touches lust and peaks of love. The shooting will start in Cape Town."
Stating that the casting couldn’t have been better, he adds: "Vikram, after the humiliating defeat of 'Mr X', has got a new DNA. I see a new beginning for him," adds Bhatt.
While Patralekha says she is looking forward to the shoot, Vikram says, "I am excited because it's something I have never done. (It is) Twisted and sexy."