Some among us know Kunal Roy Kapur for his role in Delhi Belly. Some others know him for his role in the ErosNow web series Sidehero. But I am pretty sure, none of us know him as the cast member of a horror film. That’s correct, a little snooping around came up with the trailer of this Bollywood horror film, Mushkil. Kunal is known for his interesting choices when it comes to films. So, its a bit surprising that he’s part of a run-of-the-mill horror film that’s about a group of friends struck with an evil entity in a bungalow.
Watch the Mushkil trailer here:
In fact, Kunal shares screenspace with a horror film veteran, Rajneish Duggal. Duggal has been part of at least three Bollywood horror movies. The rest of the cast comprises of Nazia Hussain, Pooja Bisht, Shafaq Naaz & Archana Shastry. I tried to find out whether the film released, because the low-brow Bollywood horror movies routinely have their release dates scampered around. The music’s on ZEE Music, so there’s a greater chance of the film releasing on the day it was supposed to, August 9. In fact, BookMyShow shows that the film released on August 9 and it also had a booking page for it. The production house, was pretty gung ho about the movie as well, and have made memes related to the film until very recently.
With this, Kunal joins the list of mainstream actors who now have a Bollywood horror film under their belt. In their time, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Hema Malini have acted in horror films. Currently, the Golmaal franchise became a horror comedy as well. Shah Rukh Khan has at least two horror films under his belt. Akshay Kumar changed the horror genre with his film. It’s interesting to see who else from the ‘mainstream’ world will join a horror film cast.