Mumbai, Sep 23: After giving a high dose of romance, thrill and intimacy in the second instalment of the “Hate Story” franchise, director Vishal Pandya says the third instalment will have four times more of all these elements. “When we are asked what’s there in the second franchise, we say ‘zyada’ (more) or more than part one…and for the third I would say ‘chaar guna zyada’ (four times more). So, there’s a lot more to see in this part… in revenge, thriller, action, romance and sex,” Pandya told IANS here. (Read: Surveen Chawla: Parched expression of what every woman wants to say)
Pandya understands that when one works on a franchise, the expectations rise one instalment after another. “When you make a franchise, the expectation is always more…It pushes us to work harder in the right way…and right now the way it has been progressing with ‘Hate Story 3’, in terms of shooting and the edits, I feel somewhere we are reaching the expectation of what exactly the audience wants to see,” he added.
What will click with the audience for “Hate Story 3”? “In my film, I have actors, songs, sex and a franchise. So my film is somewhat of a package and I am sure what people want to see in this…this time it’s actually going to be very good,” the director said. “Hate Story 3”, which is slated to release on December 4, features actors Sharman Joshi, Zarine Khan, Karan Singh Grover and Daisy Shah.
Talking about if he was skeptical about choosing the cast for the film, the 34-year-old director said: “When I was writing it, I won’t lie that only these four were in my mind…I had other actors, who were equally good, too in mind. But at the end of it, when I saw the cast getting together… I thought this was the best cast.” “I think for this movie I have got a fantastic cast.”
Pandya, whose upcoming film is an erotic thriller and runs high on romance, revenge and sex, does not fear the censor board. “I feel that nowadays, they (censor board members) are lenient as they also know that the audience too wants a little more in everything — not only in sex, but in other genres like action or romance too,” said the director, who admits his film has a “little extra oomph”.