News|July 1, 2011 3:47 pm

Mahesh Bhatt Wants Make ‘Murder’ A Brand

Talking about his upcoming film Murder, Mahesh Bhatt said, that he never wanted to cast Mallika Sherawar for the sequel of Murder, he wants to make Murder a Brand and have Series of it,

Mahesh Bhatt said,

We didn’t feel the need of Mallika in ‘Murder 2’. We never wanted Mallika back because unlike ‘Murder’, which was a woman’s film, this is a man’s film,

When we were discussing the casting, someone spoke about her and said that she had done a film, Aladin, but it failed at the box office. We saw her photographs and she came to the office, we liked her and took the call. We never thought of anyone else,

We decided to make Murder 2 with a clear understanding that it would have the key components that were in ‘Murder’, which is erotica, edginess and experience of crime and thrills. And this is going to be the brand of ‘Murder’. We are not going to stop here. We are going to make Murder 3, Murder 4 and so on,

It a story about unmarried couple, Mahesh Bhatt continues,

What I have seen is that problems of unmarried couples are more than that of married couples. That’s what it’s there in Murder 2,

The problem of Jacqueline is that she sleeps with this man, has the companionship of this man, he loves her but the problem is of commitment. This is the age where young people are frightened to make commitments,

Films by Mahesh Bhatt always has bold scenes, He said,

I want to take out guilt from sex. There is an age old relation between sex and guilt. Indian heroines used to be very reluctant about doing bold scenes, taking it to be a dirty thing. That’s the fountainhead of your life, how could it be dirty ?

In the 21st century, we have increased the sexual content as India has changed. Its thought processes have changed and so have changed the sexual references.