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Ishaan Khatter: Phone Bhoot is an experiment because...

The actor also shared if he was hesitant to do the two-hero project with Siddhant Chaturvedi.

Ishaan Khatter: Phone Bhoot is an experiment because...
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  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 03.12 AM, Oct 20, 2022

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Ishaan Khatter thought Stree [2018] was one of the best horror comedies, and he also praised it for making the subgenre more popular in Hindi cinema. Horror comedies have since gained popularity among viewers and filmmakers. With Phone Bhoot, in which he plays a ghostbuster with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Katrina Kaif, the actor may now try his hand at it. Khatter claims that his initial attempt at comedy was based largely on improvisation.

During an interaction with Mid Day, he said that comedy is the idea of responding to a situation. To be spontaneous, one must be present in each moment. The Dhadak actor thinks that the project directed by Gurmmeet Singh is a promising and interesting addition to the genre. He also said that horror comedies are ideal for group watching. It's entertaining to laugh and scream in a theatre full of people, and numerous people could be reached by this genre.

After five years and four projects, the actor has only been in dramas, such as Beyond The Clouds (2017), which is set in the slums of Mumbai, or A Suitable Boy (2020), which is set in the 1950s. His method of maintaining equilibrium as a performer is Phone Bhoot. Khatter has primarily worked on dramas, so this film is an experiment. He's more comfortable with them and doesn't want to confine himself to one genre, though. The actor had a terrific time filming for dramas, but he doesn't want to think that all experiences will be the same. A different method was used to create a horror comedy. At this point in his career, he feels confident enough to venture into a new genre.

Khatter has Chaturvedi on his side for his experiment. When asked if he was hesitant to lead a two-hero project, the actor said that Siddhant and he had gotten close; they discovered they had a lot in common. More of these projects are welcome for him, but they should have strong screenplays.