Vikram Bhatt is making his first appearance on TV with “Ishq Kills” and the filmmaker says he is confident about his stint on the small screen.
The ‘Raaz’ director, who is not a TV buff, said his firm belief in the storyline of the Star Plus show makes him a confident host.
“The stories on ‘Ishq Kills’ are real and nice. I feel it’s a step forward on TV in terms of storytelling. I am happy to associate myself with this kind of show which I believe in. I am not at all nervous to host the show because as a director too we talk to our audience through our craft,” Vikram told PTI.
“Ishq Kills” is a series of forbidden love stories that go beyond the traditional norms of society and will start airing from February 16.
Asked if the director, whose films have a love angle in them, will give them a big screen treatment, Vikram said, “I never thought of it. But it’s a good idea because I am a director and I always look forward to good story lines. If something will excite me I will definitely adapt it.”
Vikram feels that the content of TV has undergone a sea change and with the passage of time it has become one of the strongest mediums of communication.
“I feel TV is much better than cinema. It’s better to do television than making a B-grade or a C-grade film. It’s not a step down to make a foray into it for big screen people. It has a wide reach and loyal viewers too,” said Vikram.
The director, who is busy with his film projects, said that he watches the epic ‘Mahabharat’ with his mother.
“I reach home very late after wrapping up my work. I watch what my mother watches at that time. She is a big fan of Mahabharat and comedy shows,” he said.
Apart from his TV debut, Vikram is busy with his first 3D film ‘Creature’, based on certain humongous and dangerous creatures. The film, starring Bipasha, is said to be on the similar lines of ‘Jurassic Park’, the landmark Hollywood film on dinosaurs.
“It’s one of the challenging films of my career so far. It’s a huge film and the major action on the film is based on Common Gateway Interface (CGI) technique,” he said.
Vikram will next begin working on ‘Mr X’, which stars Emraan Hashmi and ‘Issaq’ actress Amyra Dastur.