Director Vikram Bhatt feels there is more spotlight on box office records these days than on the content in films.
Vikram's last release as writer-producer Ankur Arora
Murder Case, which was about medical negligence, did not do
well at the box office.
"My previous film Ankur Arora Murder Case was a good
film, but had no box office collection, so people won't
remember the film. History is written by victors and not
losers, so if your film is not successful then forget about it
being remembered," Vikram told PTI in an interview here.
"It is sad that these days it's all about box office
records and there is less focus on the content," he said.
Vikram, who is back with yet another scary film titled
Horror Story, says it is quite difficult to generate new
techniques in horror space to scare people.
"It's difficult, very difficult to create something new
every time in this space of horror and scare people every
time. The space of horror movies in India is going good,"
"Whatever films we make we should be honest in the genre
we are making. Besides romance and action, I guess, audience
should get their dose of horror as well," he said.
Vikram has produced and written Horror Story. The film,
directed by Ayush Raina, hits cinema houses today.
Horror Story is about seven youngsters who challenge
each other to spend a night at an infamous hotel in a city and
their idea of fun turns out to be a horrendous night.
"This film (Horror Story) has fear as its unique selling
point. There are no songs, it's a story of one night. I
planned all the spooks in the film as well. I got this idea
when I was shooting for Raaz 3 at a hotel," Vikram said.
Vikram's next directorial venture is Creature, which
will be India's first 3D creature film.
"This is more on the lines of Jurassic Park and
Anaconda. Bipasha is playing the lead in the film. I am
directing it and more than this I cannot share any more
details about it. Also, I am planning to make a comedy film
soon, but it's too early to talk about it," he said.