Emraan to star in Hindi remake of Malayalam horror film ‘Ezra’
Actor Emraan Hashmi has been roped in for the Hindi remake of Prithviraj-starrer horror film Ezra, which is being produced by Panorama Studios.
Actor Emraan Hashmi has been roped in for the Hindi remake of Prithviraj-starrer horror film Ezra, which is being produced by Panorama Studios. This is the second time Panorama Studios is remaking a Malayalam film, the first being Drishyam. Ezra is being directed by Jay Krishnan, who has directed the original Malayalam film as well. The film will be shot in Mumbai and Mauritius. The casting of 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. With Ezra, we hope to push the boundaries further and give the audience an experience that they will never forget. I’m happy to be associating with Kumarji and Abhishek on this film and with Jay Krishnan at the helm of things, all I can say is, be prepared for one hell of a spooky ride,” said Emraan in a statement.
Producer Abhishek Pathak adds, “Ezra was a success story in Malayalam and a good story is always universal. Hence we were convinced that it has the potential to appeal to the pan-India audience as it has a perfect blend of horror, story and emotion. With this remake, we look forward to work with Emraan for our third collaboration after Dil Toh Bacha Hai Ji and the untitled Amitji-Emraan film which is under-production.”
Jay said that the fresh approach to the horror genre showcased in Ezra was well received down South. “I hope to push the envelope further with the backing of Panorama studios and the presence of an actor like Emraan Hashmi.”
The film is being presented by Gulshan Kumar (Tseries) and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Kishan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak.