We have seen many Hollywood zombie films where there’s always a sexy damsel handling the distress of the situation. With director/actor Luke Kenny’s RISE OF THE ZOMBIES, young actress Kirti Kulhari will become the first Indian actress to be a part of the so-called tradition. Kirti plays the role of Luke’s girlfriend, Vinny in the film. “It is a very damsel in distress situation when your boyfriend turns into a zombie. But in the case of this film, I like the way Luke has kept my character. She has her head on her shoulder and tries to understand the situation as opposed to run helter-skelter with skimpy clothes on,” says Kirti.
Known for a power-packed-performance in Bejoy Nambiar’s SHAITAN, Kirti chose to do this film out of the sheer exquisiteness of the theme. “While we have seen a lot of Hollywood Zombie films, no one had attempted the same in India. So I really liked the fact that Luke wanted to do something different. And secondly, he is thorough with his knowledge, which is a positive for the film. I don’t become a zombie in the film. I didn’t want to be, but I wanted to be a part of this film and I am glad with how the film has shaped up,” she shares.
RISE OF THE ZOMBIES is one of the three Indian zombie films. Others being Go GOA GONE and ROCK THE SHAADI. ROTZ will be the first to release on February 1st, 2013. “I am the zombie’s girlfriend, sounds cool right!” quips Kirti.
It is definitely a first of its kind girl!