Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt is one of the most popular directors in Bollywood who can boast the tag of the thriller director, with films like Raaz (2002), 1920 (2008), Aetbaar (2004) and more. In fact, the director is the man who launched the careers of John Abraham and Bipasha Basu, a duo that were also once a couple. Though he believes he does not get the credit he is due for it. Also Read - Alia Bhatt Pens Poem For Sister Shaheen Bhatt's 32nd Birthday: You Literally Gave Me Wings, You’re My Soul Mate
In a recent interview, the director told Hindustan Times, “I don’t think they should be grateful. I am still in touch with Bipasha (who I worked with in the hit Raaz, 2002). I had signed John first for Aetbaar (2004), but it got stuck and instead Jism (2003) became his debut film. I don’t think they credit me for their careers, but I didn’t do it as a favour to them in the first place.” Also Read - EXCLUSIVE! Vikram Bhatt on OTT vs Theatrical Release: OTT Had Never Been Main Source of Revenue, But It Is Now
“I needed talented actors for my films, and I saw potential in them. They, in turn, needed a platform. I didn’t do them a favour by casting them,” he added. Bhatt, who has been popular for his alleged affairs, was asked if he’s comfortable talking about them now, to which he said, “There’s nothing left in my personal life to talk about! It will be a ‘been-there-done-it’ discussion, I will only be repeating myself.” Also Read - Alia Bhatt Reminiscences Her Childhood Days As She Plays With Kids in Heart-warming Video | WATCH
Talking about Alia Bhatt Vikram was all praises for the daughter of his director-producer friend and close associate. “Alia is my boss’s daughter. I have seen her since she was a baby. But even Shaheen (Alia’s sister) is a talented writer. Everybody has created their niche and their own space. We must not let the amount of fame decide. Alia is, of course, extremely talented, but there are other talented family members too,” Vikram concluded.