Dino Morea on 20 years of 'Raaz' & the success it got him

Today was a special day as Raaz completed 20 years and leading man Morea himself went on to talk about how he bagged the film and how he was congratulated by Shah Rukh Khan.

Team India Forums

Team India Forums

View Profile
Dino Morea and Bipasha Basu

If there is one film that paved the way and changed the way horror movies are perceived in India, it has to be Raaz. The film waa also responsible for kickstarting the careers of actors Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea.

Today was a special day as Raaz completed 20 years and leading man Morea himself went on to talk about how he bagged the film and how he was congratulated by Shah Rukh Khan.

He first said, "It is 20 years of Raaz and I want to give myself a little pat on the shoulder and say ‘thank you!’, because I really worked hard to try and get that opportunity. I remember pretty much everything clearly, even though it all happened 20 years ago. Right from the time that I got the movie. I had gone to meet Mukesh Bhatt in the office and I remember Mahesh Bhatt saab was also sitting there. I was talking to Mukesh ji and Bhatt saab was staring at me, I could see from the corner of my eye that this person was staring at me. I said, ‘Listen I want to be in movies, I want to act’. At that time, two of my music videos had come out, which had become really popular so they knew who I was. Also Mukeshji's son Vishesh knew who I was and he told his father, “Dad he is Dino Morea and is very popular.”"

He added, "Mukeshji told me to go and meet Vikram Bhatt the same day. He was editing at a studio in Khar, he met me and I remember he called up Mukeshji and said, “Let’s do this’ and that’s it, I was signed on for Raaz."

ALSO READ: Bipasha Basu's Christmas delight: Capturing Devi's festive mood alongside Santa with her playdates

Bipasha and I were having dinner at a restaurant and Shah Rukh had come to have dinner at the same place. He came over and congratulated us.

-

Talking about the memory he will remember, he said, "After the movie released, the experience was unbelievable for me. I was ecstatic that my second film was such a huge hit. That’s what gave me a strong foothold in the industry and I told myself, ‘Wow! Now the industry has accepted me.’

An unforgettable memory came a few weeks after the release of Raaz. Bipasha and I were having dinner at a restaurant and Shah Rukh had come to have dinner at the same place. He came over and congratulated us. I was so thrilled with the fact that he came and told us, “Your film is really doing well.” The reason this was so special for me was it was the same year that his film Devdas had released."

Raaz spawned multiple sequels and even a reboot in the years later.

ALSO READ: Bipasha Basu offers a peek into Karan's 42nd birthday escapade along with an endearing note

Your reaction

Nice
Awesome
Loved
LOL
OMG
Cry
Fail
Bipasha Basu Thumbnail

Bipasha Basu

Dino Morea Thumbnail

Dino Morea

Raaz poster

Raaz

Comments (1)

Srk is humble and loved unanimously by actors and actresses

2 years ago

Latest Stories