At 27, Mohit Suri already has a bunch of hits to his credit -- Zeher, Kalyug and Woh Lamhe. And the young director hopes to score again in his upcoming, Raaz - The Mystery Cotinues, starring his cousin Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Adhyayan Suman.
Mohit talks to Nithya Ramani about his new horror film, and the secret of his success.
What is Raaz: The Mystery Continues about?
Raaz is about a model, played by Kangana Ranaut. She is very independent and has an identity of her own. But still, she needs a man to turn to.
Adhyayan Suman plays a documentary filmmaker, who thinks that the worst thing that has happened to the world is the belief in god and spirituality. He is a rationalist.
Emraan Hashmi plays an artist, who is obsessed about making a masterpiece. He is sensitive and believes in what he feels, not what he sees. He feels the supernatural connection. When he finally makes his masterpiece, he finds out that the person actually exists.
How did you get this idea?
The basic idea was from Kabir's doha: Bura jo dekhan main chala, bura naa milya koye, jo munn khoja apnaa, to mujhse bura naa koye.
This means that I searched the world and found no evil. But when I looked into myself, I realised that I had an evil side.
I believe that there are always two sides to a coin. The west has always showed good and evil. But we tend to believe that good and bad are the two faces of the same entity. Durga and Kaali are names of the same goddess, in different avatars. I wanted to make a Manoj Night Shyamalan kind of a film, based on real life instances.
And I was lucky to have a producer, who knows a lot about the horror genre.
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