Mumbai: Actresses Kangana Ranaut, Bipasha Basu and Mahie Gill, who were approached for an upcoming TV show about forbidden relationships, have refused to host it. 'Ishq Kills' is an upcoming episodic series primarily about love stories gone wrong.
"We were in talks with Bipasha Basu to come on board. She was very keen on television but found it too unconventional and preferred dance reality show. Kangana Ranaut and Mahie Gill too were approached but their shooting schedules did not match. Now, director Vikram Bhatt has been roped in as the host of the series," sources told PTI.
The show, likely to feature love stories like between doctor and a patient, an employer and a domestic servant, etc, will be aired on Star Plus channel from February 16. "Star Plus will launch 'Ishq Kills'. The show brings to the forefront a series of forbidden love stories that go beyond the traditional norms of society. The stories will capture relationships never explored, beyond the norms of the moral code of the society," the source said.
"It is inspired by true events. It will be like a Bhatt film. The show will include a fresh casting and storyline in every episode," the source added. Director Vishal Mahdkar will direct the show while Shagufta Rizvi has penned a few stories for it.