Ganesh: I don’t believe in ghosts
The Golden Star is trying his hand at the horror-comedy genre with Naganna's upcoming directorial, Gimmick
Ganesh, who has dabbled in a variety of genres, is now trying his hand at horror for the first time with Naganna’s Gimmick. Having established himself as a romantic hero, the Golden Star says actors should try to fit in every genre, and only then would they know their core strength.
“In the case of horror entertainers, the audience usually likes to get scared, and that’s the main thing that attracted me to take up this subject,” says Ganesh, adding, “I also got to understand that actors usually don’t get scared while shooting for such a subject, because we enact a scene, but the impact of horror genres relies mostly on screenplay, music and special effects, and hopefully, I will experience it when I watch the film as an audience member."
Ganesh believes horror blended with comedy works very well with the audience. “The reason is that viewers come with the mindset of watching a horror film, and would be at the edge of the seat, and tend to get scared. At that moment, when even a small joke is cracked, the whole atmosphere changes. Laughter throws out the inner fear in you. Gimmick will create the ambience of striking a conversation with ghosts and trying to instill fear,” says Ganesh. Starring Ronica Singh as the female lead, Gimmick also stars Ravi Shankar Gowda, Sundar Raj, and Shobraj.
Although Ganesh wants everyone to enjoy this horror-comedy, he says he has not experienced any haunting or other ghost experience. “I don’t believe in ghosts, but I do believe in negative and positive energy,” he signs off.