She’s back with yet another horror film titled Alone. We are talking about Bollywood’s queen of horror, Bipasha Basu. Yesterday, the actress along with her co-star Karan Singh Grover, who also makes his debut with this film, director Bhushan Patel, producers Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak and Pradeep Agarwal, launched the trailer of Alone, which received a phenomenal response. Here’s a sneak peak of what happened at the do:
Bhushan Patel On His Horror Hattrick
Alone will be my hattrick in the horror genre – 1920: Evil Returns, followed by Ragini MMS 2 and now Alone.
Patel On Bipasha Basu
Horror films have been part of my life and I love the genre. So when Kumar ji (Mangat) approached me, I told him I wanted to make a horror film but one that was totally different. After we zeroed in on the story, it was time to cast the film, and Bipasha Basu’s name came to mind as her name is synonymous with horror. While looking for the male lead, Karan Singh Grover’s popped up.
Alone is not only a horror film, it’s also a wonderful love story. We tried making a very sexy film with great music. And I must say the captain of the ship, Bhushan Patel, has been a great support to all of us. The story was very challenging for me as I play two characters in the film. Besides, this is the first time I am playing the bhooth in the film; so far, I have been a victim. Sexy is the new scary.
Karan Singh Grover on Alone
I am speechless but I will say that I am honoured to be part of this film.
Patel On Alone
Of all the films I have made so far, this is the scariest. Many people told me that Ragini MMS 2 didn’t really look scary, so I put a lot of effort into making this film. if it’s a horror film, it is supposed to scare you.
Grover On Horror Films
As an actor, I am not genre-biased. In television, I have done largely love stories and never really gave genre much thought. I was looking for good scripts and I grabbed the opportunity when Alone came to me.
Basu On Being Called the ‘Horror Queen’
Our industry makes the same kind of films all the time, so when someone makes a different kind of film, hatke films, off-beat films, he or she is called by that name. Horror is not a popular genre among Indian filmmakers, so if I am typecast as the ‘horror queen’, I am very happy with the tag. When superstars like Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan do the same kind of thing, again and again, no one says it’s boring. In fact, the audience loves to watch their films. So I am happy choosing the horror genre.
Kumar ji, our producer, bought the rights to the Thai film Alone but I adapted it to infuse the Indian essence. I have made a lot of changes, so you could say that I have adapted the screenplay.