Was waiting to explore horror genre again: Ajay Devgn

Was waiting to explore horror genre again: Ajay Devgn

Mumbai: Bollywood star Ajay Devgn said that horror and supernatural stories are among his favourite genres and he is thrilled to explore them again in ‘Shaitaan’ after the success of his 2003 hit ‘Bhoot’.

Directed by Vikas Bahl, ‘Shaitaan’ is described as a gripping tale with elements of black magic.

“It’s not that we superstars don’t want to do horror films. If we find something interesting, then why not? I like this genre and I was waiting to explore it again. When I did ‘Bhoot’, we got a lot of appreciation. After that, I didn't get any script that was good in this genre,” Devgn said at the trailer launch event of ‘Shaitaan’.

The film also features South star Jyotika and R Madhavan. It’s a remake of the 2023 Gujarati horror film ‘Vash’, which was written and directed by Krishnadev Yagnik.

Devgn said he liked the basic story of the original film and decided to make it in Hindi. “The base of the story was very strong. Hence, we did this film and we adapted the film in our own way,” he said.

‘Shaitaan’ features R Madhavan as the antagonist and Jyothika as Devgn’s wife.

When asked if Devgn and Madhavan thought about swapping their roles, Devgn said he wasn’t keen to play the negative role as he connected the most with the emotions of a helpless father in the movie.

“When we started shooting, the first thing Maddy (Madhavan) told me was: ‘Why aren’t you doing this role? Why have you given it to me?’. I told him, ‘I really feel for the character of the father, so I will not be able to do justice to the other character. It’s a stronger character, though,” the actor said.

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