Actress Bipasha Basu, who is all set to make her TV debut with forthcoming show 'Darr Sabko Lagta Hai', says we should support horror films and TV shows more as it is the only genre where "scope is left" as everything else is "over exhausted in India".
Bipasha Basu. Pic/Santa Banat
“I feel very lucky to have been tagged as 'queen of fear', 'horror queen' or whatever the titles are. I feel lucky because there is no actor in my space from the time Hindi films started till now, who have made this unique space,” Bipasha told IANS.
“If I'm promoting a genre which is so exciting and it definitely is the only genre, where the scope is still left, because everything else is over exhausted in India. So, I'm very happy to be associated so strongly with this genre,” she added.
Asked whether there is acceptance of horror films in India, Bipasha, who has appeared in horror films like “Raaz”, “Darna Zaroori Hai” and “Aatma”, said: “We follow herd mentality. We always want to stick to safe roots, especially the business.
“But, you have to move away from the norm. That's why I decided to do a TV show in horror genre just to support it rather than the regular ones. We need to support horror genre more. There is immense talent in the directors and they want to actually explore this genre.”
Why she decided to make her debut on TV?
Bipasha said: “TV is a huge medium. We have been discussing various shows since last five years. I have been offered a lot of shows but the idea was what should I choose as my first. So that's what took lot of time.
“The biggest of actors are on TV now and all of them are successful. It's my fourteenth year in the business of acting and I'm deeply loved and I have a huge fan base. I just want to reach out to more people in unique ways. That why I'm doing this show along with its web episodes, which is first of its kind in India.”
Talking about “Darr Sabko Lagta Hai”, the 36-year-old said: “It's a super concept. The channel is pushing the horror genre to another level because they have made these really amazing short films with all budding directors.
“The show will show fear in every possible form. It will feature good special effects and a better production value. It will showcase something that we haven't seen on Indian television before. I was looking for a show which is not the normal judging singing or dance reality show. It was a correct choice for me.”
“Darr Sabko Lagta Hai”, which will be aired on &TV starting October 31, will feature 26 short films which have all been directed by different directors.