The film is apparently is based on an actress whose career is on a downfall
Actress Bipasha Basu says that she agreed to work in Vikram Bhatt's 'Raaz 3' because she wanted to show how actors struggle in real life to attain fame and success. "We all go through a struggle but we choose not to show it. But it is very important to address it at times and connect. This is why I agreed to do this character," Bipasha said during the launch of the first trailer of the film.
In 'Raaz 3', the 33-year-old plays an actress whose career is on a downfall. "Initially, on the sets of this film, I was lost because the scenes were so intense. I did not know how to reach this character. I haven't allowed myself to feel this way ever. But I had to let it go and finally I did," she said.
Produced by Vishesh Films, 'Raaz 3' is a sequel to 2002 hit 'Raaz - The Mystery Continues' that again had Bipasha opposite Dino Morea. 'Raaz 3', also starring Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta, is scheduled to be released on September 7.
Producer Mahesh Bhatt describes 'Raaz 3' as a mix of three real-life stories of actress Bipasha Basu, director Vikram Bhatt and writer Shagufta Rafique. "Raaz 3’ is a cocktail of three true stories. One is about Shagufta, who has observed how people indulge in black magic to enhance their career. I know it sounds bizarre, but that's the truth."
"Bipasha was in a stage in her real life where she was heartbroken and her career was declining to ground zero. With the landscape filled with new heroines, she had a terrible phase," he said and added that Vikram Bhatt also was in a similar situation when one of his girlfriends broke his heart.
"She (Vikram Bhatt's girlfriend) used to manipulate him to enhance her career," Bhatt said. He says it is a horror film with a real message. "Though the film has horror all over it but it has a soul of real message, truth of fame-seeking celebrity," the 63-year-old said.