MUMBAI: After raising the temperature with Sunny Leone for the Bhatts’s erotic thriller Jism 3 in Sri Lanka, Randeep Hooda is now shooting with another temptress on the beaches of South Africa for Murder 3 being directed by producer Mukesh Bhatt’s son Vishesh.
But who is the mysterious babe adorning Hooda’s hyper-libidinous screen persona? The Bhatts have kept the new Murder mademoiselle’s identity a well-guarded secret. Even when the girl left for shooting with Randeep and the crew, no one had a clue about her identity.
After much questioning one was introduced to the new Murder Girl to be Sara Loren, a sex bomb from Pakistan who, we were told, is a topnotch model and actress across the border. Before one could get disturbing visions of another Meera or Veena Malik making her way into Bollywood, one decided to do some probing.
And voila! Sara Loren turned out to be none other than the popular Pakistani actress Mona Lizza who made her Indian debut two years ago in Pooja Bhatt’s Kajra Re and then vanished unceremoniously. The ambitious girl has now changed her name and forwarding address. She is been re-christened Sara Loren after, ahem ahem, the Italian actress Sophia Loren (no less!) and is now a resident of Mumbai.
Says an important source from the Bhatt camp, “That’s because they see Sara’s potential to sizzle up the screen with her sex appeal. Even Mallika Sherawat in Murder and Jacqueline Fernandez in Murder 2 had a couple of duds to their discredit before they were re-launched in the Murder series. The Bhatts are confident Mona Lizza, now named Sara Loren, would make the same impact as Mallika and Jacqueline.”
And the Pakistani hottie is leaving no stone unturned in South Africa. Her love-making scenes with Randeep Hooda being shot by Mukesh Bhatt’s debutant son, have become the talking point among the unit.
According to someone close to the project, “Sara is absolutely uninhibited before the camera. Her love scenes with Randeep will make his scenes with Sunny Leone look like foreplay. Mona, that’s what we all call her still, is destined to take the sex quotient in our cinema to a new climax.”
Randeep who had no qualms getting intimate with Sunny Leone in Jism 2 finds it hard to keep up with Ms Loren’s enthusiasm for the wild stuff on camera.
While everyone in the Bhatt camp is tight-lipped about the re-invention of the Pakistani sizzler, the ever-candid Mukesh Bhatt blurted out, “Yes, we’ve got Sara Loren opposite Randeep shooting at this very minute in South Africa for Murder 3. At Vishesh Films we believe in not just making movies but also destinies. We believe Sara has the potential to take over from where Mallika and Jacqueline left off in Murder and Murder 2.”
Mukesh thinks Randeep and Sara would burn up the screen when the film releases. “Their chemistry has to be seen to be believed. I left the choice of heroine completely to my son Vishesh who makes his directorial debut in Murder 2. Fortunately he has a mind of his own which he uses judiciously. The first shock he gave me was when I read his script. It was unlike anything our banner or for that matter, anything tried by Hindi cinema before. The second shock Vishesh gave me was when he announced he wanted Randeep and not Emraan for the male lead. Considering Emmy is our own inhouse hero it was really surprising. But then we need to get the banner out of a straitjacket. We need fresh talent that would steer Vishesh Films into new directions. No point in doing our trademark films over and over again. When audiences see what my son has done in Murder 3 they will be shocked beyond belief.”
Mukesh Bhatt proudly reveals this is the 84th year in the Hindi film industry for the Bhatt clan. My father Nanabhai Bhatt began directing films in the silent era in 1928. He went from the silent to the talkies era. Then me and my brother have produced an aggregate of nearly 70 films. Now in 2012 we’re ready to release our first 3D film Raaz 3 and mind you, it is not a fake 3D film. We haven’t converted a 2D film into 3D. We shot the film in the 3D format. This is the 25th year of Vishesh Films. Grant us the luxury of feeling proud. The Bhatts have been around for 84 of the 100 years of Indian cinema’s existence. No film family can claim this achievement.”