The Hindi film industry is particularly known for excelling in the horror genre. However, in 2008, the film titled 1920 had people’s interest and turned out to be a commercial success. Starring Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma in the lead, the film was directed by Vikram Bhatt. Now, a decade later, Vikram Bhatt is set to take the franchise forward. The upcoming film titled 1920: Horrors of The Heart will star Avika Gor and will be directed by his daughter Krishna Bhatt.
On Saturday, Vikram Bhatt took to his Instagram handle to officially announce the film. Sharing a picture with Krishna, Avika, and Mahesh Bhatt who will be writing the film, Vikram wrote, “1920 started a new chapter in my life and now another story set in 1920 will kick start in Hindi films the career of the immensely talented @avikagor and the gritty girl director @krishnavbhatt 1920 – horrors of the heart is written by my mentor and guru @maheshfilm – this time I play the producer – cheering from the wings for the emerging talent”.
“The film that changed my life and made me want to become a director – 1920! Now more than a decade later I will direct 1920 – Horrors of the Heart with my leading lady, @avikagor ! Super excited to be making this one with my heart, my love and my mentors @vikrampbhatt and #MaheshBhatt who are writing and producing it,” wrote Krishna announcing the film through her Instagram handle.
After 1920, the makers had released the sequel to the film titled 1920: The Evil Returns. It received mixed responses from the audience.