Date of Birth: 27-Jan-69
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Description: Vikram Bhatt is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. He has more than 21 films to his credit. He is also the creative head of a conglomerate called ASA Productions. Vikram is the grandson of Vijay Bhatt, who was one of the pioneer of Indian films and the son of cinematographer Pravin Bhatt. Bhatt started his career in 1982, at the age of 14, with late director Mukul Anand in Mukul's first film, Kanoon Kya Karega. He worked with Mukul for six and a half months. His last film with Mukul was one of Indian Cinema's classic, Agneepath, in which he was a Chief Assistant. Post that, he worked with director Shekhar Kapur for two and a half years and later with director Mahesh Bhatt for two years, on films like, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Junoon. He started his career as a director with the film called Jaanam which was produced by Mukesh Bhatt. His first four films did not do too well at the box office, till he saw his first success with the film Fareb. After this, he had a string of successful films such as Ghulam, Kasoor, Raaz and Awara Paagal Deewana. Post Awara Paagal Deewana, he entered a phase where his films did not do that well except for the odd Deewane Huye Paagal and the semi-biopic, Ankahee. He is currently working on a supernatural thriller also in 3D titled Dangerous Ishq along with Raaz 3. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikram_Bhatt)
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Narendra Modi may have just assumed his post as the Prime Minister of the country but according to Vikram Bhatt what the PM really needs is to watch his corny monster flick starring Bipasha Basu. Bhatt is rather confident of Creature 3D and is proud of all the special effects that went into the making of the film. So much so that he feels it is deserving enough to be viewed by the Prime Minister. Why you ask? Well, Bhatt’s logic runs something like this, “At the risk of sounding a little arrogant, we are here to see something that has never been done in India before. For the first time without any foreign studio’s help, without any foreigner coming here, we have indigenously created a CGI creature, lifelike, in 3D and given the scares, thrills and chills.” Bhatt adds that since Modi has always been very tech savvy, he would love to show the PM his monster flick made using shuddh desi CGI effects. Well we don’t know if watching horror films are high on the PM’s list of priorities right now but it will be interesting to see if Vikram Bhatt gets his wish after all. If nothing, the hilarious antics of the Creature and Bipasha’s shrill screams should lighten up the mood at the PM office. Vikram Bhatt's Creature 3D starring Bipasha Basu is slated to release on the 12th of September, 2014.
In keeping with the spirit of making thrillers, director Vikram Bhatt is back with Bhaag Johnny. And just as he introduced Canadian model and actress Lisa Ray to the Indian audiences with Kasoor (2001), Vikram’s doing a repeat act with Iranian model Mandana Karimi. She will star in Bhaag Johnny which also features Kunal Khemu and Zoa Morani. Mandana was raised to be a true global citizen with an Indian father and an Iranian mother. She has sashayed across the ramp for renowned fashion designers like Sandeep Khosla, Rohit Bal, Satya Paul, Abu Jani and JJ Valaya, while also appearing in television commercials. The debutante is surprisingly fluent in Hindi, though is working on her accent. She does not want to be an ornamental wallflower, but keeps mum about the role. “Wait and watch. Let me not spoil the surprise.” But what got our attention was when the new gal on the block said, “I don't want to be known just for my looks. I am ready to experiment with roles from everything cliché to bizarre.” Attractive and articulate, huh? We’re all eyes for her debut.
Now this one’s a medical thriller which takes up an urgent and disturbing issue of death during surgery where a boy dies on the operation table simply due to medical negligence. Will director Suhail Tatari be able to successfully bring alive the horrific episode on screen which is based on a real life incident? Bhavikk Sangghvi predicts the fate of this Vikram Bhatt production. “The title ‘Ankur Arora Murder Case’ is adding up to Number 64 – this octave of Number 1(Sun) is a number of contradictions. It symbolizes a person of great promise and possibilities who is likely to see all taken away from him unless he carefully arranges for the future. It also indicates loss through trust in others, opposition and competition in trade, danger of loss through law and the likelihood of having to begin life's road over and over again” explains Bhavikk. “Doesn’t it sound somewhat like the premise of the film? Going simply by the above said interpretation and the meaning derived from it, the film will strike a chord with the audiences as the harsh reality will hit them like a ton of bricks” predicts Bhavikk. “Also, the year 2013 which adds up to Number 6 (Venus) is likely to prove lucky for most Number 3, 6, 8 and 9 people, places, dates, names etc. and producer Vikram Bhatt (27th January 1969) falls in to this bracket directly with able support from Kay Kay Menon (1st January 1968) whose destiny number adds up to Number 8 (Saturn) and Arjun Mathur (18th October 1981) along with the girl opposite him Vishakha Singh (5th May) who is a Taurean by her zodiac sign which is ruled by Number 6” he adds. “Besides that, Numbers 1, 2, 4 and 7 are considered to be a ‘family’ of numbers and the film’s other co-actors both Tisca Chopra (1st November 1973) and Paoli Dam (4th October 1980) come under this category” he adds further. “In short, this humane story will touch the hearts of those who will see it, the box office of the film not withstanding” signs off Bhavikk on a positive note. Source - Bhavikk Sangghvi Contact - +91 9820275535, [email protected]