Mahesh Bhatt is very confident about his next release Murder 3. Even though the director wanted Emraan Hashmi to be a part of the film he refused. Now, in spite of Emraan not being in the film, Mahesh thinks that the movie will do extremely well, but we don’t think so.
Mahesh Bhatt said in an interview: “It (Murder 3) will fly in spite of Emraan, if you believe in this dogma that filmmakers have been haranguing about that ultimately it is the narrative which decides the destiny of a film.”
This time around, Randeep Hooda has been roped in as the lead actor while Sara Loren and Aditi Rao Hydari will play prominent roles.
According to Mahesh, Randeep Hooda will be the focal point of the film. He said: “I think we have a fine actor who is coming fast into his own called Randeep Hooda. I have never depended on a star kid of any kind in the films that have carved out my career.”
If you’re wondering why Emraan Hashmi said no to the film, a source close to the actor said that Vishesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt’s son and also director of the film approached Emraan with the script. The actor not only refused to work in the film, but also asked vishesh to change a few things about the script. This caused a very big argument between them and Mahesh roped in Randeep.
But Mahesh Bhatt has a different story to tell. According to him Emraan said no to the film because it’s a woman’s story.
“Murder 3 was offered to him (Emraan Hashmi), but he did not want to do it as perhaps it is a woman’s story. Also, it did not cater to his needs of films of an A-lister aspiring to be in the Rs 100 crore club.” added the director.