The horror flick that sent chills up the spines of much of the audience is all set for a sequel. Nitin Manmohan’s Bhoot (2003) won Ajay Devgn and Urmila Matondkar accolades, especially the latter for playing a possessed lady with utmost perfection. Eight years later, Manmohan wants to revive the franchise and has approached Vikram Bhatt to direct the sequel in 3D.
However, the director of the original film, Ram Gopal Varma, is leaving no stone unturned and is making a sequel of his own titled Bhhooo. The 49 year old filmmaker has not taken the news about the sequel being made without him too well, “Let’s see who can stop me from making it. Bhhooo is the sound we generally make when we want to scare the daylights out of our enemies. That’s what I want to do to my enemies who are now doing a sequel to my film on the sly.” It is said that the cause of Manhoman’s decision is the result of a fall out between him and Varma that happened after the release of Bhoot. On the other hand, Bhatt feels that RGV must not be offended as “he has so much on his plate.” While Bhatt’s version will see the original cast reprising their roles, RGV is opting for newcomers instead.
Post the success of Haunted this year, Bhatt has received immense recognition for being the mastermind behind India’s first 3D venture. Naturally, offers are pouring on his doorstep as he takes the 3D format a step forward with upcoming ventures such as Raaz 3 and Dangerous Ishq. Apart from Bhatt, Shirish Kunder is also testing the waters with his next action-oriented Akshay Kumar-starrer Joker. It appears that the 3D fever that hit Hollywood is also making its way to Bollywood!