Vikram Bhatt be­lieves in tak­ing brick­bats and ac­co­lades to­gether

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Film­maker Vikram Bhatt (right) is a no non­sense man. Though his lat­est films haven’t done well, he is not per­turbed and con­tin­ues to work with same vigour.

“When you are a boxer, you have no choice but to get up from the mat when you get hit. So when you are an en­ter­tainer, you have no choice but to get up. If you can­not take the brick­bats with the ac­co­lades, then you are not meant for this busi­ness,” says Bhatt. The film­maker’s last four ven­tures, which in­clude Crea­ture 3D (2014), Mr. X (2015), Love Games (2016) and Raaz Re­boot (2016), didn’t do well at the box of­fice. “My last few films didn’t work. But I’m mak­ing 1921 [1 web se­ries], and I can as­sure you it’s [go­ing to be] a smash hit. It’s some­thing I have not done be­fore and it comes from my core,” he says.

Mean­while, for those won­der­ing why Bhatt is hooked on to web se­ries, he spills the beans. “I’m lov­ing this for­mat be­cause it’s dif­fer­ent. It al­lows you to do a lot of stuff that films don’t. It al­lows you a lot more room so I’m lov­ing this form.” Apart from Bhatt’s screen­plays, his sto­ries on Face­book are be­ing much ap­pre­ci­ated by his fol­low­ers. “That’s what ac­tu­ally gave me the en­cour­age­ment to go out and write an en­tire novel,” says Bhatt, who has penned his first book, A Hand­ful of Sun­shine.

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