Renowned filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt recently expressed his admiration for the popular horror franchise, 1920, during a press conference. As the upcoming film, 1920 – Horrors of the Heart, directed by Krishna Bhatt and starring Avika Gor, gears up for its theatrical release on June 23, Bhatt described the franchise itself as a “big star” that has played a pivotal role in their filmmaking journey.
Reflecting on the challenges faced while navigating these unprecedented times when audiences are reluctant to visit theaters, Bhatt emphasized the significance of bringing a film to the big screen during such circumstances. The very act of creating and showcasing a film in this climate is seen as a major achievement. Bhatt credited the success of the 1920 franchise for enabling them to reach this point.
Produced by Vikram Bhatt, the horror franchise’s first installment was released in 2008, followed by 1920: Evil Returns in 2012, both of which performed well at the box office. The subsequent films, 1920 London (2016) and 1921 (2018), further solidified the franchise’s popularity among audiences.
Krishna Bhatt, daughter of director-producer Vikram Bhatt, makes her directorial debut with 1920 – Horrors of the Heart, featuring the talented Avika Gor, known for her role in the TV show Balika Vadhu. Krishna expressed her gratitude for the guidance and mentorship of Mahesh Bhatt, who heads their production company. Working closely with him, she discovered a surreal experience that delves deep into one’s mind and taps into undiscovered emotions. Krishna acknowledged the immense learning she gained from her uncle and hopes to honor the genre that he has mastered.
Presented by Mahesh Bhatt and Anand Pandit, 1920 – Horrors of the Heart is a Vikram Bhatt production in collaboration with Raj Kishor Khaware. The film promises to captivate audiences with its gripping storyline and terrifying moments as it ventures into the world of horror. As anticipation builds, fans of the franchise and horror enthusiasts eagerly await the theatrical release of 1920 – Horrors of the Heart on June 23.
Stay tuned as the 1920 franchise continues to enchant audiences with its spine-chilling narratives, solidifying its status as a beloved and enduring part of Indian cinema.