Experimenting with horror through `Darr @The Mall`: Jimmy Shergill

PTI| Updated: Jan 19, 2014, 12:37 PM IST

New Delhi: Actor Jimmy Shergill says the sole reason for choosing the role of a security agent in his upcoming horror film `Darr @The Mall` is because he has never starred in the genre before.

The 43-year-old `Saheb Biwi aur Gangster` star, who has done movies in almost all genres, said he liked the story and the concept of the movie.

"I like the concept of the movie, and the role of a security guard in a haunted mall, which I have never done before," Shergill told reporters.

"I do not like to do night shootings because of health reasons. But the script was such that I had to give it a try. I believe it matches the standards of an international horror movie," he added.

This is Shergill`s first horror movie (`Flat` being a suspense-thriller) and the actor believes that if given another chance, he would definitely do another spooky movie.

"If somebody comes up with a good concept for a horror film, then I will do it," he said.

The film was mostly shot at various malls in the city at night. But there were no spooky or scary experiences. Apparently, the film`s premise is a mall haunted by spirits which has killed nine people.

When asked if he thinks that the movie will enter the 100-crore club, he said, "I never think about 100 crore. I always think about the role or the character I play. Rest depends on the audience. The audience have gone a bit experimental these days and loves the new stuff," he added.

But the actor, who has tried hands in comedy, romance, drama and action, has a soft corner for light-hearted movies.

"The audience has given me a lot of love for my various roles. But I want to do some more light-hearted romantic movies," he added.