"I can safely say that 'Murder 3' is the most outstanding story in the franchise and also most relevant. Vishesh has in a way revisited 'Arth' where we had questioned the institution of marriage," the 63-year-old said here Thursday at a radio station where the film's music was launched.
"(In 'Arth'), we had questioned the belief that said after marriage a woman attains her life's goal. We had broken that myth. In this film, we have questioned love," he added.
Bhatt candidly admitted that "Murder 3" is inspired by Spanish film "La Cara Oculta".
"In the 21st century, with the communication revolution, plagiarism has become difficult. When stealing becomes tough you might as well make a virtue out of it and say that we are officially buying it," Bhatt said.
"The feelings that surround our women today, we have taken them and mixed it with this beautiful Spanish film and have made a unique product. It is not a cut-and-paste film," Bhatt said.