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Emraan Hashmi has great hopes from Raaz - The Mystery Continues. Not just the film brings him back with Mohit Suri after Awarapan, Kalyug and Woh Lamhe, it also sees him in yet another Bhatt film where music always plays in integral part of the narrative.
After a hardcore drama Jannat, which proved to be a superhit at the box office and was also a huge musical success, Emraan Hashmi promises that his next Raaz - The Mystery Continues will raise the bar for horror flicks. Not just would it give Indian audience something to see on the big screen that has never been witnessed before for a Bollywood flick, it would also scare the living daylights of all in the auditorium.
"Mohit Suri is someone who believes in making realistic and dramatic films. For the first time he has gone all out in making an out and out commercial horror film. This is one genre that he hasn't been exposed before and this is why he has worked extra hard on the subject", replies Emraan when questioned around Mohit's progression from Zeher to Kalyug to Woh Lamhe to Awarapan and now Raaz - The Mystery Continues.
How exactly has Mohit moved on?
"Well, the sheer manner in which he has handled the subtext of Raaz - The Mystery Continues is superb. He has only got better and better! The film has allowed him a lot of dramatic space and to add to that, due to his exposure to some classics from horror genre, he has played around with visuals and sound", justifies Emraan.
Demonstrating his fondness for Mohit both as a friend and a professional, Emraan says, "The pace and the look of the film is extraordinary and he has grown over the past couple of years. I can say this because I have seen this right in front of my eyes since the days of Zeher."
While Emraan is indeed excited about working in his first ever horror flick, he also mentions that the music of the film is better than the first in the series - 'Raaz'! Whenever the name Raaz - The Mystery Continues, comparisons with Raaz (that had some fantabulous score by Nadeem Shravan), are inevitable.
"That's bound to happen and we were quite tense as well since the original music was so popular", Emraan gets candid here, "Nadeem Sharvan had made history with Raaz so we had to be on par with it at least, if not better than that."
He has another point of view as well, "Moreover, the competition was not just with Raaz but also number of my own films as well as Vishesh Films that have always boasted of great music. It's a pretty decent list in fact and we all are very proud of it. Thankfully, each of the composers for 'Raaz - The Mystery Continues' has done a fabulous job with the film's music."
Tell him that songs like Mahi Ve and O Jaana are already shooting up the charts and Emraan says with a smile, "We waited for a long time to get the best tracks and their current popularity has proven once again that the score will live on for years!"