Vikram Bhatt is ready to unleash his third horror film
Shaapit, after Raaz and 1920. This time, like
Raaz and 1920, the film stars two newcomers in
principal leads - Udit Narayan's son Aditya Narayan and Shweta
Agarwal. Ironically, Raaz also starred relative newcomers
Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea, while 1920 marked the debut of
Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma.
Why this penchant for newcomers? "Simple! They look believable.
They look like they need to be protected, which would not be the
case if you cast the already-established actors," Vikram reasons.
Frankly, everyone thought that Vikram would move on to his
favourite genre - suspense-thriller - after 1920, but he chose to
make a horror film again. "Yes, the subject of Shaapit excited me
tremendously. Also, I strongly feel that there's a huge market for
horror films, which needs to be tapped by film-makers," Vikram
Shaapit hits the screens on March 19. Will it prove a
hat-trick for this talented film-maker, let's wait and watch!