Indian horror films should be original, says Vikram Bhatt

Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who is evidently fond of horror genre and has made quite a few of them, says filmmakers should rather focus on original content than blatantly copying Hollywood’s style. Otherwise, it might turn out to be a disaster.

Bhatt admitted that his 2014 directorial endeavor was a failure as he tried to ape Hollywood films.

“Our horror films have always been the romanticizing of horror. We always had love stories, emotions, music.

Whether it is ‘Mahal’, ‘Kohra’, ‘Bees Saal Baad’…That is the culture of our films. ‘Raaz’ belongs to the culture of Indian horror films. If we are to make ‘Conjuring’, then people say, ‘Oh this is Conjuring’,” he said.

Bhatt’s upcoming venture is the fourth installment of ‘Raaz’ franchise, names ‘Raaz Reboot’, which stars Emraan Hashmi and Kriti Kharbanda in lead roles.