Mahesh Bhatt: ‘Murder 2’ not based on any Hollywood film

The director refutes allegations of Hollywood ‘inspirations’

The Bhatts have been known for lifting ideas from Hollywood films and making them in their trademark style in Bollywood.In a recent interview Mahesh Bhatt said, “Serial killers aren’t new to world cinema – Jack the Ripper, The Silence of the Lambs – there were references that we tried to take. But at the heart of it, Murder 2 is based on the Nithari killings and our social problems like teen prostitution.” Well, wethinks Mr Bhatt sounded like a certain Mr Ram Gopal Varma!