Abhishek Bachchan has always experimented with genres and had an interesting mix of genres in his filmography. But one genre that he hasn’t waded into yet is the classic horror. That might change with the legendary Crypt TV coming into India and looking to create India based projects.
Crypt TV has tied up with Abundantia Entertainment to create horror content that firmly caters to the Indian audience. In an interview with Mid-Day, he said,
I have been trying to learn the grammar of Hindi horror movies for a while since it seems like a viable market. Mirroring the fate it met in the US, horror movies here are [primarily explored] B-grade films. In a horror movie, the message [being delivered] is crucial. Scares are [there for] fun, but they aren’t enough to make one care about the film. The emotions hook the audience. Hence, they are more about the characters than about the scary scenes. I have done extensive research on local talent here, especially on Abhishek Bachchan. I have met writers and directors.”
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It will be interesting to see whether Abhishek Bachchan gives the nod to the project. Bachchan has interesting movies, like Bluffmaster! and Bunty aur Babli behind him. The only classic horror movie he’s ever featured in is the 2004 Rakht, and that too in a cameo role. He played Bipasha Basu’s character’s fiance. Basu plays a young woman who has extrasensory perception and therefore gets involved in a murder investigation.
Papa Amitabh Bachchan ventured into the horror genre, but only in Phase 2 of his acting career. When he was the lead during, from the seventies to the nineties, Bachchan didn’t venture into horror. However, post that, he’s performed in horror movies like the Bhootnath franchise and the sequel to Darna Mana Hai, Darna Zaroori Hai. But even so, the only out and out, classic horror movie Amitabh was part of was Hum Kaun Hain, the 2004 Bollywood horror movie that also starred Dimple Kapadia and Dharmendra.