Karisma has a dream role in Dangerous Ishq: Vikram Bhatt


By Hindustan Times

While fans of Karisma Kapur wait for her much hyped comeback vehicle Dangerous Ishq, director Vikram Bhatt adds on to the spice by announcing that the film would be nothing less than a dream outing for the actor. The shooting of the film is through and it is all set to compete at the Cannes Film festival. Promotional activities are all set to kick-start with just a few months remaining for it's theatrical release.

"The strength of Dangerous Ishq is its mind blowing idea. The part that she gets to play in the film is a dream role for any actor. Karisma too understood that when Dangerous Ishq was narrated to her. "She comes with enough experience to gauge a film's strength at the script level itself. Once she agreed in principle, we developed the film a little bit more and were ready to roll," Bhatt told PTI.

However, Dangerous Ishq wasn't originally designed as a comeback vehicle of Karisma. The film's script was written well in advance without keeping any particular actress in mind. Later it was pretty much a luck by chance moment for both Vikram and the 37-year-old actress that the two ended up collaborating with each other.

"I think everything is just about timing. Karisma was at that stage in her life where she had decided to do a film. She was willing to give Bollywood a shot and was looking for the right script. This was the time when I and my team were sitting with the casting director and Karisma's name popped up," said Bhatt.

The director, who has films like Ghulam and Raaz to his credit, said he was initially apprehensive about casting Karisma in the lead.

"We were a little doubtful if she would do it but then the consensus was that she would be fabulous in doing a film like Dangerous Ishq. Once we met, everything fell in place."

Bhatt has had some misunderstandings and disagreements with his erstwhile mentors Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt that resulted in a fallout, but the team is together now with Raaz 3.

"Working with Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt is like coming back to the house. We wish each other well when it comes to our films. If I want their Jannat 2 to do well, they too are rooting for my Dangerous Ishq."

With Jimmy Shergill and Rajneesh Duggall in the lead along with Divya Dutta and Ruslaan Mumtaz, Dangerous Ishq with music by Himesh Reshammiya is a co-production of Dar Motion Pictures, BVG Films and Reliance Entertainment and releases all over on May 11.