After horror, Vikram Bhatt to make 'creature' film

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, whose horror flick "1920" bombed at the box office, is now set to give India its first ever "creature" film. Instead of a Bollywood star, the hero of Bhatt's film would be a creature.

"I'm working on a script for a creature film and, yes, I'm meeting up with certain people on the same. But I will make the announcement when everything's ready. I am planning to announce something very big. Wait and watch but it's too early to tell the details," said Bhatt in a statement.

According to a source, Bhatt is "planning to get special effects and technical assistance from the people who have worked with Steven Spielberg and the likes".

"Vikram is currently in the US meeting various experts," said the source.

Bhatt, associated with films like "Raaz" and "Kasoor", is rumoured to invest almost Rs.1 billion for his "creature" project. In Hollywood, such films like "Jaws" and the "Jurassic Park" series have proven money-spinners.

As of now, the director is working towards three back-to-back films, including two home productions. He feels dabbling in horror films is his forte.

"Every filmmaker has a genre he is comfortable with and every filmmaker is a peddler. Karan Johar peddles emotions. Yashraj peddles romance. Priyadarshan and David Dhawan peddle comedy. I peddle fear. And I teach my audience how to fight their fear and come out stronger," said Bhatt.

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Abu Dhabi- lucky for Lara Dutta?

After having shot for her hit film "Partner" in Abu Dhabi last year, Bollywood actress Lara Dutta is back in the city for shooting her upcoming David Dhawan film "Do Knot Disturb".

"This place is like a lucky mascot as my last release also had many portions shot here and it turned out to be a super-hit. We have been shooting at the Emirates Palace hotel and you just got to see the hotel to believe how wonderful it is," said Lara.

The actress is also touched by the hospitality of the public there.

"It's a wonderful place, the people are very warm and it's quite a film-friendly place as well. I guess with the amount of films being shot here, Abu Dhabi has become the new Switzerland," said Lara, who has been a part of films like "No Entry", "Zinda", "Jhoom Barabar Jhoom" and others.

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Eesha Koppikhar all praise for co-star Sonu Sood

Bollywood actress Eesha Koppikhar, who is starring opposite Sonu Sood for her forthcoming venture "Ek Vivaah...Aisa Bhi", is raving about how good her co-actor is.

"Sonu is a very meticulous, diligent and hardworking boy. The way he works shows clearly how serious he is about his career. I hope his career turns out to be very good," Eesha told IANS.

"Ek Vivaah...Aisa Bhi", a Sooraj Barjatya film, is set to release Nov 7.

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