New Delhi: Bipasha Basu, who is all set to make her television debut with forthcoming show Darr Sabko Lagta Hai, said that there should be more support for horror films and TV shows as it is the only genre where "scope is left" because everything else is "over exhausted in India".
"I feel very lucky to have been tagged as 'queen of fear', 'horror queen' or whatever the titles are. I feel lucky because there is no actor in my space from the time Hindi films started till now, who have made this unique space," Bipasha told IANS.
"If I'm promoting a genre which is so exciting and it definitely is the only genre, where scope is still left, because everything else is over exhausted in India. So, I'm very happy to be associated so strongly with this genre," she added.
When asked whether there is acceptance of horror films in India, Bipasha, who has appeared in horror films like Raaz, Darna Zaroori Hai and Aatma, said: "We follow herd mentality. We always want to stick to safe roots, especially the business."
"But, you have to move away from the norm. That's why I decided to do a TV show in horror genre just to support it rather than the regular ones. We need to support horror genre more. There is immense talent in the directors and they want to actually explore this genre," she added. (Also Read: Bipasha Basu: Horror as a Genre Needs Encouragement)
Why did she decide to make her debut on TV?
Bipasha said: "TV is a huge medium. We have been discussing various shows since the last five years. I have been offered a lot of shows but the idea was what I should choose as my first. So that's what took lot of time. The biggest of actors are on TV now and all of them are successful. It's my fourteenth year in the business of acting and I'm deeply loved and I have a huge fan base. I just want to reach out to more people in unique ways. That why I'm doing this show along with its web episodes, which is first of its kind in India."
Talking about Darr Sabko Lagta Hai, the 36-year-old actress said: "It's a super concept. The channel is pushing the horror genre to another level because they have made these really amazing short films with all budding directors."
"The show will show fear in every possible form. It will feature good special effects and a better production value. It will showcase something that we haven't seen on Indian television before. I was looking for a show which is not the normal judging singing or dance reality show. It was a correct choice for me," she added.
Darr Sabko Lagta Hai, which will be airs on &TV starting October 31, will feature 26 short films which have all been directed by different directors.