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Siddharth on Aval: It took us over four years to get the film made

Actor Siddharth, whose next film Aval (Gruham in Telugu and the House Next Door in Hindi) is all set to release this week. The Rang De Basanti actor talks about how he got down to making the horror flick.

regional movies Updated: Oct 30, 2017 12:03 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Siddharth,Aval,The House Next Door
Aval stars Siddharth, Andrea Jeremiah and Atul Kulkarni in important roles.

Actor Siddharth has pinned high hopes on his forthcoming trilingual horror film, Aval, which also releases in Hindi as The House Next Door and in Telugu as Gruham this week. The Rang De Basanti actor has co-written the film with director Milind Rau, and he has revealed that it took them over four years to get the film made and they’re proud of their product.

“I love the horror genre. I love how these films don’t require a hero because the fear factor is itself the hero of the film. With a desire to come up with something new, we put in a lot of effort into the film. It’s not easy to do a horror flick. We showed the film to over 200 friends and tried to understand and rectify errors. You can imagine the work that went into it considering nearly four and a half years went into it,” Siddharth, who has co-produced the film with Viacom 18, told Hindustan Times.

“Milind and I love Ram Gopal Varma’s films. Him being the godfather of horror films, we loved Bhoot. No other film has been able to reach that level. We hope our film will manage to do so. The audiences will be thrilled with the film. Fear has no language and that’s why we are releasing this in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi,” Siddharth added.

Milind and Siddharth, former associates of filmmaker Mani Ratnam, have been friends for over a decade. They’re also huge horror movie buffs and it’s their love for the genre which paved way to Aval, which Siddharth describes as a true-blue horror flick. The film also stars Andrea Jeremiah and Atul Kulkarni in important roles.

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First Published: Oct 30, 2017 12:03 IST