Bollywood horror movies are ruling the roost now. The scenario reminds me of the eighties and nineties when every production house other than the big three did something in horror. Writer-director Vishwas Bhuvad announced the auditions for the movie Don’t Kill My Daughter.
The audition ad is pretty clear, so I get a brief idea of what the horror movie will be about. The auditions are now open for actors willing to play a Paranormal Investigator, a female ghost, who will have a double role and an ascetic. According to the audition ad, the movie will also have child ghosts between the age of 5 and 10 years. The title of the Hindi language horror movie is Don’t Kill My Daughter. The title of the Marathi language movie is Haunting in Maharashtra.
The audition ad further claims that the horror movie will be a bilingual, a first for the Hindi and Marathi film industry. The movie goes on floors in February next year and will the shooting will take place at locations like Ganpatipule and Sindhudurg in Malvan, Maharashtra.
It’s interesting to see a keen interest in Marathi horror movies now. The industry ignored horror for a long time until Vishal Furia‘s Lapachhapi became a smash hit. Furia, meanwhile, is working on his next Marathi horror movie, Bali. Bali stars Swwapnil Joshi among others. Furia’s horror movie also had a subtext about female feticide. Vishwas Bhuvad’s movie is keeping that message right out and clear and from the outset.