|Native name विक्रम भट्ट|
Role Film director
Name Vikram Bhatt
Children Krishna Bhatt
|Relatives See Bhatt family|
Spouse Aditi Bhatt (m. ?–1998)
Years active 1992–present
Parents Pravin Bhatt
|Born 1968/1969 (age 46–47)Mumbai, India|
Occupation Film director film producer screenwriter
Movies Creature 3D, Raaz 3, Mr X, Haunted ‑ 3D, Raaz
Similar People Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Tia Bajpai
Grandparents Vijay Bhatt, Rama Bhatt
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Vikram Bhatt (born 1969 in Mumbai) is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. Formerly, he was the creative head of ASA Productions and Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.; however, he has resigned from the company in 2014.
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Bhatt is the grandson of Vijay Bhatt from (Gujarat, Palitana), one of the pioneers of the Indian film industry, and the son of cinematographer Pravin Bhatt.
At the age of 14, in 1982, Bhatt started his career with director Mukul Anand in Anand's first film, Kanoon Kya Karega. Bhatt also assisted Mukul Anand as the chief assistant on the sets of Agneepath. This film turned out to be a cult classic, though not very successful at the box office.
Subsequently, Bhatt worked with director Shekhar Kapur for two and a half years and later with director Mahesh Bhatt for two years. He has been an assistant director on the sets of several successful films including Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Junoon.
His career as a director began with the film Jaanam, which was produced by Mukesh Bhatt. His first four films did not fare well at the box office; his first successful directorial venture was Fareb. Following this, he had a string of successful films such as Ghulam, Kasoor, Raaz and Awara Paagal Deewana. After Awara Paagal Deewana , he once again entered a phase where his films did not perform well at the box office. However, in the same phase he did deliver moderately successful films like Deewane Huye Paagal and the semi-biopic Ankahee.
In 2008, Bhatt came back with the horror genre and he delivered three films that were successful at the box office; these include 1920. Shaapit and Haunted – 3D. In 2010, Bhatt introduced stereoscopic 3D for the first time in India with his film Haunted – 3D; the film was released in May 2011 and it then set the record of the highest grossing Hindi horror film of all time, making Rs. 270 million at the box office.
In 2012, Bhatt's Raaz 3D recorded domestic box office collection of 729 million after the 3rd weekend and the overseas collection was at 46 million. Riding high with the success, Bhatt is writing another horror-thriller for Bipasha in the central role, with a more shocking image than Raaz 3. Following the success of Raaz 3, Vikram Bhatt's written Hindi horror movie 1920: Evil Returns which has been directed by debutant Bhushan Patel topped the first weekend collection chart at the Box Office and the approximate collection was Rs 124.3 million nett. The movie further collected approx Rs 37.5 million nett in the second Weekend, taking the total to Rs 228.6 million nett. The film has been declared a 'Hit'. Soon after, Bhatt signed a deal with Bhushan Kumar's T-Series to produce 5 films of sci-fi, thriller and horror genre. Two of the films will be directed by Bhatt himself.
In early 2013, Bhatt announced his upcoming projects, Creature 3D, India's First 3D Monster Movie with Bipasha Basu in the lead role and 1920 London, third in the 1920 series. Vikram Bhatt will mark his foray into Marathi cinema with 'Ek Doosrey Ke Liye', which will be directed by Ashwini Kumar Patil.
Starting from 16 February 2014, he would be seen hosting the TV Show Ishq Kills based on Real Life Romances on Star Plus.
Bhatt's movies, 1920: Evil Returns's social media promotion campaign was studied by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. The management institute assessed Internet activities and campaigns; the team finally establish the connection between box office collections and promotions on social media. This case study is published by Harvard Business Publishing and is being used by students in the US, Canada, Norway, Slovenia and Sri Lanka.
Bhatt's scripts for Khamoshiyan, 1920: Evil Returns and 1920 are set to turn into novels and release in January 2015.
Bhatt was married to his childhood sweetheart, Aditi Bhatt, and they have a daughter, Krishna Bhatt. Bhatt had an extra-marital affair with Sushmita Sen but the relationship was short-lived. Later, Bhatt was reportedly dating Ameesha Patel for five years. Bhatt shares a great bond with his daughter and she has been assisting him on his sets.