Actress Zareen Khan, who is set to explore the horror genre for the first time with filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s 1921, has been preparing for her role by watching some horror series and films every night.
“I have never done a horror genre so, it’s very challenging for me. But I am really looking forward to this one,” Zareen said in a statement.
The actress’ role in the film has not been disclosed yet.
Zareen was last seen on the big screen in director Vishay Pandya’s erotic thriller Hate Story 3. The film also featured Sharman Joshi, Karan Singh Grover, and Daisy Shah in lead roles. The film was produced by Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Bhatt. Hate Story 3 was the second most profitable film of that year after Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Zareen would also be attending a few workshops before she starts shooting. The film will revolve around students of music and will be set in a university town. It will go on the floors in May and will be extensively shot in London.
Zareen will also be seen in Aksar 2, a sequel to the 2006 film Aksar. Ananth Mahadevan, who helmed the 2006 thriller Aksar, which starred Emraan Hashmi, Udita Goswami, and Dino Morea, will be directing the sequel too.
Vikram Bhatt’s last film was the horror thriller Raaz Reboot. The film featured Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora in the lead roles. The film was the fourth installment in the horror film series, Raaz. The film turned out to be a disappointing affair at the box office.
Vikram Bhatt has even released a couple of web-series titled Maaya, Spotlight, Gehraiyaan and Twisted. Talking about his debut on the digital platform, Vikram had said, “Always exciting to work on projects for a digital audience. The creative challenge is to hold on to their attention and make them want for more. The allure of the paranormal that plays on in your minds and the vicarious thrill of knowing what it is like to lead the life of a Bollywood star are sure to glue the audience to their laptop or mobile screens.”