Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:00:00 GMT | By PTI

'Aatma' will redefine horror: Suparn Verma

Filmmaker Suparn Verma promises his upcoming film 'Aatma', starring Bipasha Basu and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will break the norm of the usual haunted flicks


'Aatma' will redefine horror: Suparn Verma (© Varinder Chawla)

New Delhi: Director Suparn Verma promises that his upcoming horror film 'Aatma' will go beyond the same canned plot and will tap into the audiences' deepest fears.

"I am not experimenting with 'Aatma' but redefining the genre completely. I want to set a standard. It is not tacky, I don't want to make a film and be apologetic

about it, either as audience or as a maker," Suparn told PTI.

The 38-year-old journalist-turned-filmmaker says the film does not have the usual ugly, melting face or weird camera angles to scare the audience out of their wits and

will definitely make them sit up.

"'Aatma' will break the norm of the usual haunted film, which has a haunted house, an old wandering spirit. We have seen that time and again, what is new in it? The

audience is waiting, they are exposed to world cinema and so you need to have an international level horror film in this country.

"You don't have ugly, melting faces and the camera going in weird directions. I have made sure that this is the best possible horror film I ever make," Suparn said.

'Aatma' stars Bipasha Basu as a single mother and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as her husband, who comes to take away their daughter after his death.

"The film is a supernatural drama, which is grounded in emotions. It takes a family scenario which is very real - two parents going through a bad patch and the kid is

caught in between. Now, I took the real life situation which is emotionally dramatic and put it in a supernatural framework. And that is someone that will make

everybody sit up," he added.

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