Why this penchant for newcomers? "Simple! They look believable. They look like they need to be protected, which would not be the case if you cast the already-established actors," Vikram reasons. Frankly, everyone thought that Vikram would move on to his favourite genre - suspense-thriller - after 1920, but he chose to make a horror film again. "Yes, the subject of Shaapit excited me tremendously. Also, I strongly feel that there's a huge market for horror films, which needs to be tapped by film-makers," Vikram adds.
Shaapit hits the screens on March 19. Will it prove a hat-trick for this talented film-maker, let's wait and watch!