Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi has been associated with horror genre for long, and will soon be exploring the spooky realm with “Raaz Reboot”. The actor says most of the stars shrug off the genre thinking that it “doesn’t get a place in the archive of path-breaking cinema”.
“I would say the general perception is horror doesn’t get a place in the archive of path-breaking cinema even in Hollywood. That’s the truth … I am doing it purely because of the genre,” said Emraan.
He added: “It is one of the genres that have a very different kind of reaction from the audience and I find it fascinating.”
Emraan has been associated with horror genre through “Raaz” franchise and “Ek Thi Daayan”.
“It has a definite audience so that’s the reason I am doing it. You don’t expect best actor award for horror films for sure but it’s just the experience that matters,” he said.
Directed by Vikram Bhatt, the fourth instalment of the “Raaz” franchise features Emraan with south Indian actress Kriti Kharbanda. The film has been shot in Romania.
Emraan says shooting for the fourth part was nerve-wracking for him.
He said: “It was a nerve-wracking experience doing this film. Since it is a successful franchise, we want to take it ahead to another level. The look of the film is unique which is being appreciated. The audiences are expecting a lot from this film so I am excited to see their response.”
Produced by Vishesh Films, the film will release on September 16.