Emraan Hashmi to star in Hindi remake of Ezra
The film is being produced by Panorama Studios and directed by Jay Krishnan, who’d also directed the 2017 original
Emraan Hashmi has been roped in for a Hindi remake of the Prithviraj- starrer Malayalam horror film Ezra. The film is being produced by Panorama Studios and directed by Jay Krishnan, who’d also directed the 2017 original. The remake will be shot in Mumbai and Mauritius. The casting of the female lead is underway.
Emraan says, "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.”
Speaking about making his Hindi debut, Jay Krishnan states, "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."
Producer Abhishek Pathak adds, "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."
Emraan Hashmi was last seen in Why Cheat India. His upcoming release is the Netflix show Bard of Blood.