Emraan Hashmi: I do horror films because of the experience it gives me

Emraan Hashmi has been a part of quite a few horror films in the past, but not many actors in Bollywood are open to the idea of starring in a horror flick.

  • Emraan, on the other hand does not have an issue and has already been seen in two instalments of the ‘Raaz’ franchise. He says that he does not think about winning an award when he chooses to be a part of such films, but he does them for the experience.
    When asked about mainstream actors staying away from the horror genre, Emraan says, “I think may be they don’t find the genre challenging. ‘Performance’ is not something which is associated with horror. You will not see horror come up in the Oscars in the best film list. At the same time, you cannot negate its place in the box office. I am not doing a horror film thinking I’ll win a best actor award. I am doing it because of the experience it gives me.”

    The actor will next be seen in ‘Raaz Reboot’ and shares that the other reason for actors to stay away from this genre is because they do not understand the genre properly as horror is still a niche category in the country.

    “May be they (mainstream stars) don’t understand the genre, don’t like it. It is seen as a very limited genre. There are only one or two directors, who make it. No one makes horror. If there were more scripts floating around, with more directors, it would be good,” he adds.

    Directed by Vikram Bhatt, ‘Raaz Reboot’ also stars Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora in the lead and releases on September 16.

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