Vishal Pandya is a Bollywood Director and Screenplay Writer. He is well-known for directing the erotic thrillers Hate Story 2, Hate Story 3 and
Wajah Tum Ho
. He started his directorial career with the 2009 thriller film - Three: Love, Lies, Betrayal. Vishal Pandya’s journey in Bollywood began by working with
. Vishal assisted Vikram Bhatt for nine years in 16 different films since 2001.
until he made his directorial debut in 2009 with Three: Love, Lies, Betrayal starring
Nausheen Ali Sardar
. Although his directorial debut received average reviews, he got a second chance after five years.
He went on to direct Hate Story 2 (2014) starring
, which became his first successful Bollywood film. Impressed with the opening weekend business of Hate Story 2, T-Series’ Producer
signed Vishal Pandya for a three-film contract in 2014.
He took the Hate Story franchise ahead by directing Hate Story 3 (2015) with an ensemble cast of
Karan Singh Grover
, which became a surprise hit. Produced with an economical budget of Rs.20 Crore, not only did Hate Story 3 earned positive reviews, but it also collected an astonishing Rs.55 Crore at the box office.
Vishal’s next film as a director was Wajah Tum Ho (2016) starring rumored girlfriend
, Sharman Joshi, and
. Vishal had the concept of Wajah Tum ho in his mind since 2010, and just after the success of Hate Story 3, he narrated the idea of Wajah Tum Ho to Bhushan Kumar who gave him a green signal to start working on the project. It was his first film as a screenplay writer.
Vishal stated in an interview that he finished writing the screenplay of Wajah Tum Ho in just two months, by working on the script for almost 10 hours every day. However, the film failed to perform well in theatres and turned out to be commercially unsuccessful.
Vishal Pandya’s upcoming film is Hate Story 4 starring
. During the success bash of Hate Story 3, Vishal had announced that he will start working on Hate Story 4 soon.
The trailer of Hate Story 4 was released on 27th January, 2018 and crossed 25 Million views in a week. Hate Story 4 will hit the theatres on 9th March, 2018.Vishal Pandya stated in an interview that he plans to take a break from the Thriller genre after Hate Story 4 and wants to venture into the Romance Genre.