After thrillers, Mohit Suri wants to make romantic comedy

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New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) After the success of his thriller "Raaz - The Mystery Continues", director Mohit Suri is keen to make a romantic drama and says his first candyfloss film will release before "Raaz" part three.

"I am writing a romantic comedy. It will release before 'Raaz-3' and it would be my first such film. I will be in a position to reveal more details about the film after the title is registered," Suri told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

The 27-year-old director, who has made critically acclaimed films like "Zeher", "Kalyug" and "Woh Lamhe" besides box office dud "Awarapan", says he decided to direct a light-hearted film because he wants to be "different".

"I want to make candyfloss now. When I was 22 years old and started my journey in Bollywood, the only thing I wanted to do was to make films with differentiated content. All my contemporaries at that point were making sweet, romantic and candyfloss films and I wanted to be different.

"But now they want to do what I'm doing. So I want to be different and try their kind of cinema. But I'll always have a theme and a strong emotion in my film - whatever genre it may be," Suri said.

As of now, the filmmaker is basking in the success of "Raaz - The Mystery Continues" and has big hopes for the third sequel in the "Raaz" series too.

Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Adhyayan Suman feature in part two, but Suri is not sure about their presence in the third instalment of the thriller.

"'Raaz' as a brand has grown bigger. We don't want to restrict the brand to just a few actors. I don't want brand 'Raaz' to get trapped in the image of an actor just as 'Terminator' now can't be imagined without Arnold Schwarzenegger. 'Raaz' will be independent of any one actor," the director said.

"Raaz - The Mystery Continues" managed to rake in Rs.210 million within four days of its release and surpassed the box office collections of Oscar-nominated film "Slumdog Millionaire" in India. However, Suri is still doing his bit to promote the film.

In a unique promotion stint, social networking website ibibo.com had invited budding filmmakers to create freaky videos and gave the winners a chance to meet Suri to learn the nuances of filmmaking.

Asked about the advice he would like to give aspiring directors, Suri said: "I have seen their work. These guys are brilliant. But I don't think I can give any advice to these people. I am myself just 27 years old. All I want to tell them is not to care about what society or friends tell you not to do with an art like cinema. Listen to your own voice and act upon that."

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