MUMBAI: Vishal Pandya, director of recently released erotic thriller “Hate Story 3”, says the plans for making the fourth installment is already underway.
“Plans for ‘Hate Story 4’ have already started. It will be made, maybe we’ll start next year-end. I want the audience to digest all the scenes or dialogues that I had showed in this film. They’ll need at least a year for that. If I give them so much, I don’t know what they’ll end up doing.
“So planning but before that I’ll be doing another film with (producer) Bhushanji and after that I’ll start ‘Hate Story 4’,” said Pandya, who was present along with actors Sharman Joshi and Karan Singh Grover to celebrate the collections of the first day of the film which they’re claiming are Rs.9.72 crores.
The buzz created by the steamy trailer, followed by songs containing sex scenes featuring sizzling heroines Zarine Khan and Daisy Shah, seems to have worked for the film.
“And all over wherever we went for promotions, we saw the love from everyone for the film. They were already attached to the film and what we saw then got proved yesterday (Friday). The kind of love they had given for the trailer, songs, they gave the same love yesterday to the movie.”
Pandya also said that he was pleased by the positive reviews for the film across mediums and praised the producer, T-Series, for making the film with the kind of actors and production values it embodies.
“The success was only because of Bhushan Kumar and the T-Series packaging. I’m thankful to the promotion team for not leaving any stone unturned which made it tough for people not to accept the film. Story, seduction, songs, performance all worked for the film.”
Pandya had also directed the second part of the franchise, which was also a big success.