Director Vikram Bhatt says his new movie 1921, which he started shooting in Britain last month, will set a new precedent as far as the horror genre in Bollywood is concerned. Zareen Khan is headlining the film’s cast with actor Karan Kundra. “The point is to just not scare but to make the audience feel for the characters and to want them protected. 1921 is a film that goes beyond the genre. Why can’t the villain of a great love be a great evil,” Bhatt said of the film, in a statement.
The film revolves around the lead cast dealing with their dark pasts and secrets to secure their present and future. It is about a struggle between life and death, and is based entirely in Britain. Bhatt had also cast Zareen Khan for 1920. He says about working with Zareen Khan again for this film, “1920 films are set in a period time zone and they require a certain body type for actors. The body type, body language should be such that they look right in any era. Zareen, that way, is timeless. She is perfect for the role.”
This is not Bhatt’s first tryst with the horror genre. He has worked on the Raaz series, Haunted 3D among others. The film 1921, like 1920, will have a strong romantic and emotional premise between the lead pair. Actress Zareen Khan, who is set to explore the horror genre for the first time with filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s 1921, has been preparing for her role by watching some horror series and films every night.
“I have never done a horror genre so, it’s very challenging for me. But I am really looking forward to this one,” Zareen said in a statement. Zareen Khan was last seen in Hate Story 3 but later went on to do cameos in Veerappan and Wajah Tum Ho in 2016. She has also appeared in many Punjabi and Tamil films in past. Produced by Reliance Entertainmt & Motion Picture Capital, 1921 releases worldwide on January 12th, 2018.
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