New Delhi, May 11 -- Laaxmi Bomb, Bhoot Police, Stree 2, Go Goa Gone 2, Rooh-Afza and Malang. The horror comedy is hot property, evident from the fact that names such as Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Rajkummar Rao are dabbling in films which promise to be hilarious and frightening in equal measure. So what's behind the genre's sudden popularity?

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

The chance to be a part of interesting stories as opposed to run-of-the mill content is a major draw. Actor Shraddha Kapoor, who starred in last year's runaway hit, Stree, (alongside Rajkummar Rao), says: "I did the film as I wanted to experiment with the genre. It was very different from all I had done before." In fact, the response to Stree...