2021 is going to be quite a thrilling year for all the movie buffs out there. Why you may ask? Because filmmakers are all set to revive the supernatural genre in Bollywood that is full of mythical creatures and mythological characters. And nope, we are not talking about superheroes and robots but some good ol' fashioned shapeshifters and immortals. After almost two decades, B-town is exploring the world of fantasy dramas and NGL, we're pretty excited to know how it is going to turn out.
I mean, to imagine celebrities like Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Janvi Kapoor playing the roles of werewolves, naagins, and witches. Now, Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan have jumped on the bandwagon as well.
Sounds exciting, right?! Here's the list of all the Bollywood movies that are all set to dive deep into the fantasy world.
TBH, Indian daily soaps have already done a pretty terrible job at representing mythical creatures. But we are really hoping that Bollywood will come up with movies that have logical storylines and better VFX.
Vicky Kaushal recently shared the first look of his upcoming movie, The Immortal Ashwatthama and we're super excited. The sci-fi movie will blend the story of Ashwatthama, a Hindu mythological character, with a futuristic world. Interestingly enough, Sara Ali Khan will also be seen in the project.
According to Mahabharata, Ashwatthama was an antagonist who was cursed to live forever. It would be interesting to watch Bollywood's take on it.
We have seen some really handsome werewolves in Hollywood movies and series. And now, it is time that Bollywood gets its own OG werewolf as well. Right on cue, we have Bhediya, an upcoming horror-comedy featuring Varun Dhawan in the lead. Yep, the Badlapur actor will soon turn into a werewolf on a full moon night (fictionally) and we cannot wait to see that happen.
The actor recently dropped the first look of his movie and so did his co-star, Kriti Sanon.
There have been too many movies on witches and ghosts in Bollywood already. But, we have to admit that we can never get enough of it. Especially when the movie has stars like Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma and Janhvi Kapoor. The actors will soon be seen together in their upcoming horror-comedy, Roohi. The movie is all set to release on March 11 and honestly, Janhvi's avatar looks quite terrifying.
Shraddha Kapoor turned into a beautiful witch in the movie Stree and now, the actress is all set to turn into a nagin. The actress will soon be playing the role of a shape-shifting snake in an upcoming trilogy by filmmaker Vishal Furia.
While talking about her role, the actress said, "It’s an absolute delight for me to play a naagin on screen. I have grown up watching, admiring, and idolising Sridevi ma’am’s Nagina and Nigahen and always wanted to play a similar role rooted in Indian traditional folklore. It’s like playing an iconic character, which has always been so fascinating for the audience."
We hope that the movie will give some pointers to Ekta Kapoor for her show Naagin's upcoming sequels as well.
Deepika Padukone will soon play the character of Draupadi. The upcoming movie will re-tell the story of Mahabharata from the female protagonist's perspective. While talking about the project, the actress said in an interview, "We all know the Mahabharat for its mythological tales and socio-cultural influence. We derive many of life’s lessons from the epic. But the narrative we are most familiar with is that of the epic’s leading men. This new perspective will be not only interesting but also significant."
Seriously, cannot wait to see these fantasy dramas already! Which legendary character are you most excited to watch?
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