Emraan’s upcoming film
Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, who stars in the upcoming horror movie Dybbuk: The Curse is Real, on Wednesday said he will continue doing horror movies as his tryst with the genre is not over yet. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Mauritius, the horror-thriller chronicles the horrifying incidents that take place on the cursed island.
The film is a Hindi remake of the 2017 Malayalam horror film Ezra, which featured Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead. Hashmi has feature in several horror films backed by Mahesh Bhatt like the Raaz franchise in the beginning years of his acting career and later in “Ek Thi Daayan”, which was produce by filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj.
Hashmi is super excited and he is the one who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film ‘Dybbuk. The Curse is Real’, has spoken about why horror films in India are not up to speed like other genres.
“(It’s) because not too many people have worked in the genre. Not too many people have explored it. Not too many filmmakers have been daring to do something new. And different and it is a genre that people have not been able to tap good aesthetics. But when done well, the audience has sat up and noticed,” Emraan said during a conversation with IANS.
The film marks Emraan’s return to his favorite genre as he will be seeing leading the film. With Nikita Dutta and Manav Kaul in key roles. The film helmed by Jay K. is the official remake of the blockbuster Malayalam film ‘Ezra’. T-Series and Panorama Studios have joined forces to produce the film.
Asked as to why he wanted to star in a horror film again, he said. “After ‘Raaz’ I wanted to take a pause from the genre but the story of ‘Dybbuk’. And the way Jay had constructed the narrative and how he wanted to really revamp the horror genre for our country got me excited.
Horror genre revisit
That’s why I wanted to revisit the genre.” The actor shared that the film “is a fresh take on horror, scares, the unpredictability and the introduction of a new culture that we don’t know about…” He adds: “The packaging, the way the shooting takes place. All of them are very internationally so that is something I feel is very different from the horror films that have come out from our country.” ‘Dybbuk’ is all set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 29.
The actor shared that the film “is a fresh take on horror, scares, the unpredictability and the introduction of a new culture that we don’t know about.”
He further adds: “The packaging, the way it is shot. All of the films are shot very internationally so that is something I feel is very different from the horror films that in the past or previously film come out from our country.”
‘Dybbuk’ will have its digital release on October 29.