Sharman Joshi on 1920 London: “1920 London is true to the genre of a horror film”

Actor Sharman Joshi will now be seen in 1920 London, which is a sequel to the 1920 trilogy (after 1920, and 1920: Evil Returns). Acting opposite him is Meera Chopra, who has done several films in the Telugu and Tamil film industry.

While Sharman has been around in the industry, with films like 3 Idiots, Rang De Basanti and Golmaal to his credit, for Meera Chopra, 1920: London is her big Bollywood break. “It’s a scary industry, and not easy to make it year. But after a year and a half, I finally got this film,” she says.

Sharman Joshi, however, comes from a theatre background. His father has been an actor, director and producer in Gujarati films, so it was a natural progression for him to get into the field.

“My first two films were like chalk and cheese: Godmother and Style. But over the years I have gotten quite realistic about my roles. It’s important to not be predictable,” says Sharman.

So what makes 1920: London different from the rest of the horror films coming from Bollywood? “1920 London is true to the genre of a horror film. It has inexplicable supernatural elements, and is essentially a battle between human and non-human entities. Technical advancement. Reasonable costing. We have some great visuals, great production value, and we’ve really captured the era of 1920s well,” says Sharman.