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Dobaara: Concept is the star in horror films, says Prawaal Raman

Dobaara is a story about a mirror believed to be haunted and the contradictory views between a brother (Saqib Saleem) and sister (Huma Qureshi) dealing with the killing of their parents (Adil Hussain) and (Lisa Ray) a decade ago.

bollywood Updated: May 23, 2017 16:08 IST
Dobaara is a remake of Hollywood film Oculus.
Dobaara is a remake of Hollywood film Oculus.

Darna Mana Hai director Prawaal Raman says horror films are not at the mercy of big stars because in such genre, concept is the hero of the film.

Top Bollywood actors often shy away from working in horror films and when asked about it, Prawaal said, “Horror as a genre is not at the mercy of top actors. For me the concept is a star. Horror as a concept is bigger than anybody. So if the stars don’t want to attach themselves to this, it’s their choice.”

“I think top stars have an image and one cannot expect them to do random roles, now they have started (doing different kind of films),” adds Prawaal.

He thinks the genre has gone through a change in terms of storytelling. “I think the horror and thriller films are given respect. There could be a typical approach to some horror films but they have their own charm like Ramsay had their own style and so did Vikram Bhatt, who had element of music in his films etc,” he says.

Prawaal is awaiting the release of his next film Dobaara: See Your Evil, an official adaptation of the 2013 American horror Oculus. “It is not that I decided to make a film, the makers approached me. They had liked my previous works Darna Mana Hai, Darna Zaroori Hai, 404 and wanted me to direct Dobara. I was offered this film,” he says.

The film is a story about a mirror believed to be haunted and the contradictory views between a brother (Saqib Saleem) and sister (Huma Qureshi) dealing with the killing of their parents (Adil Hussain) and (Lisa Ray) a decade ago. “It is not a conventional horror film, it is something a family can go and watch. We are hopeful audience will enjoy the film,” he adds.

The film is set to release on June 2.