Pari teaser: Anushka Sharma’s horror film gives a new connotation to ‘be safe on Holi’. Watch video

Pari teaser landed on Wednesday and the Anushka Sharma horror film has every element you associate with the genre. It also has two Anushkas.

bollywood Updated: Feb 07, 2018 18:18 IST
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Pari teaser has everything you associate with a horror film -- a devil out to play, a possessed woman and lots of shrieks.

Anushka Sharma played a lovable ghost in Phillauri. She must have liked dabbling with the supernatural for she junked the ‘lovable’ part in her next production venture, Pari, and kept the ghostly. As Pari teaser launched on Wednesday, it has established one thing quite well -- this is not a fairytale. What Pari is, instead, is an offering with almost all elements you associate with the genre -- we see a woman possessed (Anushka, of course), a man who must have been fond of her once but now wants to get rid of her (Parambrata Chatterjee) and a devil “who is out to play”. The fact that it comes with a lot of shrieks from a tortured soul is a given.

The twist in the teaser comes towards its ends when Anushka wakes up with a jerk and goes to investigate a noise. She drags her chains as she walks and comes across a bloodied version of herself who is drinking a liquid -- which looks nothing like milk -- from a baby’s feeding bottle. She shouts in fear as the door slams behind her and the Anushka covered in blood laughs hysterically. Can this be suggesting abuse as a child?

Watch the Pari teaser here

Anushka’s co-star and Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee also showed up in a poster earlier.

A few days ago, Anushka shared a short video where she was sitting on a bed with a strange expression in her face and then camera pans down to her feet. Watch the video.

The posters of Pari leave no doubt that it is an out and out horror film.

Her first look from the film also established one fact -- this is not a fairytale.

Anushka Sharma’s husband and India cricket captain Virat Kohli also tweeted the film’s teaser.

Pari is the actor’s third film as a producer. She has earlier acted and co-produced NH10 (2015) and Phillauri (2017). Anushka is currently filming Aanand L Rai’s movie Zero, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.

This will also be her first film after she married cricketer Virat Kohli at a private ceremony in Italy on December 11. Their wedding trended on top of the charts as the couple threw two lavish receptions in Delhi and Mumbai.

First Published: Feb 07, 2018 12:23 IST