Though Bhatts are obviously going gaga over Sunny Leone and how she is the best fit for JISM franchise, there are also tales that it was actually the other way round, what with the lure of roping in Sunny for a film leading to a story being spun around her and then fitted into the JISM template.
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“Let me start with JISM first. See, as a film it was very different. It had a narrative, which held on its own, and had distinct, interesting and on the edge characters. These qualities acted as its strong feet and carried the film forward. The film was the first to explore ‘noir’ as a genre in Hindi films. It delved into the dark depths of the human heart. JISM worked on all levels and I thought that now was the right time to further evolve that genre and space,” Mahesh Bhatt says in a stable tone.
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“It was also logical to use JISM as a franchise since the film carried the core template. Also in this age when everyone is using the franchise model, the entire package definitely looked promising. Why should we have let go off that opportunity,” he questions, “What we have done is to add further value and give more depth and vitality to the second in the series.”