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 adds.
Shaapit hits the screens on March 19. Will it prove a hat-trick for this talented film-maker, let's wait and watch!