Versatile actor Emraan Hashmi will star in the Hindi remake of the Malayalam supernatural thriller ‘Ezra’. The actor is returning to this genre after three years.
“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 am 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,” Emraan stated.
Producer Abhishek Pathak said, “Ezra was a success story in Malayalam and a good story is always universal and 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 working with Emraan for our third collaboration after Dil Toh Bacha Hai Ji and the untitled Amitji-Emraan film which is under-production.”
“When Kumarji and Abhishek watched Ezra they were convinced that it needs to be retold to a wider audience and in a bigger canvas. The fresh approach to the horror genre showcased in Ezra was well received down south and the film was a blockbuster. I hope to push the envelope further with the backing of Panorama studios and the presence of an actor like Emraan Hashmi,” Malayalam actor Jay Krishnan, who will make his Bollywood debut with the film, said.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh also made the news official on Twitter and wrote, “IT’S OFFICIAL… Emraan Hashmi to star in #Hindi remake of #Malayalam supernatural thriller #Ezra… Directed by Jay Krishnan [he directed the original]… Will be shot in #Mumbai and #Mauritius… Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Krishan Kumar, and Abhishek Pathak.”
IT'S OFFICIAL… Emraan Hashmi to star in #Hindi remake of #Malayalam supernatural thriller #Ezra… Directed by Jay Krishnan [he directed the original]… Will be shot in #Mumbai and #Mauritius… Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Krishan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak. pic.twitter.com/izIsA14JKB
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 17, 2019