Emraan Hashmi returns to horror genre with Ezra
Mumbai: After almost three years, Emraan Hashmi has signed horror film Ezra, which is the Hindi remake of a Malayalam horror film. The actor says the movie will push boundaries, and promises "one hell of a spooky ride".
Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak's Hindi remake of the Prithviraj-starrer horror film is being produced by Panorama Studios. It will be helmed by Jay Krishnan, who has directed the original Malayalam film as well.
The film will be shot in Mumbai and Mauritius. The casting for the female lead is underway. "Horror is a genre with immense potential. A well-made horror film will always draw audiences in huge numbers to cinema halls," Emraan said. Known for spreading shrills and thrills , he was last seen in Raaz Reboot. Krishnan says the film will come with a "fresh approach to the horror genre showcased in Ezra was well received down south and the film was a blockbuster.