Prawaal Raman director of horror flick, ' Darna Mana Hai' 2003 release says Bollywood top actors often shy away from working in horror films . The concept of horror films hasn't gone well with the top stars as yet and do not like to attach themselves to it. It's a choice they have made says the director who is awaiting the release of his upcoming film, 'Dobaara :See Your Evil' an adaptation of the American horror release Oculus of 2013.
'Dobaara :See Your Evil' stars Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Lisa Ray and Adil Hussain.
In the past superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have played good ghosts in films that weren't the real horror films but most of the horror films revolve around the ghost, the bhoot or the unreal , invisible and obviously the big stars are not comfortable in doing such films as they would prefer being in the limelight and not act in a film that is fictitious . Recently Anushka Sharma acted and produced a film, ' Phillauri in which she plays the friendly ghost.
In an actual horror film another thing that puts off the big artists from being a part of the project is the ghastly make up that goes with these kind of roles and look ugly and their face is their biggest asset.
Stars who have already created a niche for themselves in the industry do not like to portray as being the bad guy . They prefer to be the romantic hero or the good guy .