Though filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s teenaged daughter Krishna has begun taking interest in the production aspects of his projects, he feels she is more veered towards acting. More importantly, he considers her as his lucky charm. He feels her presence in his films can ensure their project’s smooth sailing.
He cast her as a pianist in his horror flick Haunted last year. In his upcoming film with Karisma Kapoor, she essays a Mughal character. Says Vikram, “Krishna has already threatened me about not talking about it. She has told me otherwise she won’t act in my future films. She is an independent girl with a mind of her own.”
He adds, “During Haunted, I was looking for a pianist, considering that she has learnt how to play it, I cast her. She turned out to be my lucky mascot. While shooting for the Karisma film, I did not plan her role at the outset. But during the shooting there are scenes set during Emperor Humayan’s reign. That’s when I thought of casting her as a Mughal character.”
The cameo has her mouthing lines with Karisma and co-star Rajniesh Duggal in the frame. Krishna who is studying at the Ryan Global School plans to be her dad’s assistant director in his future projects. “She is doing her International Baccalaureate programme, may be later she will join a film school. But I know that she loves acting.”
For the past few years, Vikram has been spotted with his daughter (from his ex-wife Aditi) at various B-Town events. He narrates all his story ideas and scripts to his daughter first. He feels he get instant reactions through her expressions and accordingly works on the script. Vikram was 14 when he started with Mukul Anand’s Kanoon Kya Karega in 1984. Krishna followed suit at 16.