The demure Nargis Fakhri who was the perfect fit as ‘Heer’ in her debut film Rockstar opposite Ranbir Kapoor, subsequently featured in a string of notable Hindi Film productions like Housefull 3, Banjo, Madras Café, Main Tera Hero, and Azhar before taking a sabbatical in 2017.
She has now been cast in her first ever Horror genre film titled ‘Amavas’ opposite co-actor Sachiin Joshi. It is interesting to see actors like Anushka Sharma and Nargis experimenting with horror, which was until now only limited to a few actors and newcomers.
The 35 day long production is currently underway in London, following a start to finish schedule. Helmed by director Bhushan Patel, whose expertise in horror films like Ragini MMS 2, Alone, 1920 Evil Returns gives him an edge.
Amavas is produced by Sachiin Joshi’s Viiking Media & Entertainment, Thoth Ventures and Simply West UK. The film is scheduled to release this year, and has taken the plunge to make the innocent look rather evil. We can’t wait to see how the promotional campaign and production style rolls out.
The actress recently posted on Instagram:
Taking the premise of Amavas, a dark phase when the moon does not shine, considered an inauspicious day in some traditions. It will be exciting to see how the director manages to extract the performances.