The news has spread like wildfire. Vikram Bhatt has signed a five film deal with Bhushan Kumar and while each of these would be a co-production, he would also be directing two of these. In such a scenario, one wonders where does Tia Bajpai fit in. The young woman had a three film contract with Vikram’s company and now that she is through with it, all eyes are on she would be nurtured further, more so since she has delivered a bravura performance in 1920 – EVIL RETURNS and has been widely acknowledged by one and all.
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”Honestly, it all depends on how she handles her career from here. We had a moral responsibility to take her in 1920 – EVIL RETURNS after HAUNTED and LANKA and now she has to be careful about her future films to ensure that what she picks, it works well for her. I look forward to her making some good choices and build on the platform that she has gained with her films with us,’ says Vikram.
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The actor who has managed to do that though is Aftab Shivdasani who waited for an entire year before 1920 – THE EVIL RETURNS could turn into reality. Applying a break on signing films, he trusted Vikram to deliver the goods for her. For the filmmaker-actor ‘jodi’ that has collaborated on nine films so far, there was also a joke going round the town that instead of publicising the so-called affair between Vikram and Tia, it wouldn’t have been a bad idea to accuse Vikram and Aftab of being closet gays and promote them as a couple, courtesy their long standing partnership.
Says Vikram after a hearty laugh here, ‘Well, that’s where I would draw a line to publicise my film. All said and done, I protect my heterosexuality quite fiercely.’