MUMBAI: Mukesh Bhatt, whose production house is known for giving break to newcomers in the showbiz, is set to launch his son Vishesh as a director with his production venture "Murder 3".
"’Murder 3′ will be directed by Vishesh. Next month is the 25th year of Vishesh Films and it marks the debut of Vishesh as a director," said Mukesh Bhatt, who named the banner after his son.
Mukesh Bhatt co-owns Vishesh Films with his brother Mahesh Bhatt and the banner launched actors like Rohit Roy, Anu Aggarwal and John Abraham.
"This film (‘Murder 3’) is as important for us as ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ was for Yash Raj Films or ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ was for Rajshri," he added.
Directed by Anurag Basu, "Murder" featuring Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat, was released in 2004. "Murder 2" came in 2011 and this time Mohit Suri wielded the megaphone, while Emraan and Jacqueline Fernandez played the lead pair.
But in "Murder 3", Randeep Hooda has replaced Emraan and Aditi Rao Hydari will play his love interest.
"’Murder 3′ will be a different film. Unlike ‘Murder’ and ‘Murder 2’, ‘Murder 3’ will not be an erotic film but will have sensuality. Last two films focused much on single screens, ‘Murder 3’ will be an up market film for the multiplex as well," said Mukesh Bhatt, 60.
He added that the film "will go on floors by July end" and that the "90 percent of the film will be shot in Cape Town".