Vicky Kaushal and Karan Johar are all set to spook us with their new offering, Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship. Just as the name suggests, this is going to be a horror franchise and it will star Vicky in the lead role along with Bhumi Pednekar in a cameo. Helmed by the new comer Bhanu Pratap Singh, the movie is produced by Dharma Productions along with Shashank Khaitan who is the director of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
The shooting of the movie has almost finished and project is ready to release on November 15. The movie has been inspired by a real life incident which happened in Mumbai. Karan deemed the appropriate title for the movie to be Bhoot and therefore he requested Ram Gopal Varma to give him the rights of the same. This is going to be the first horror movie franchise for Dharma.
After flagging off Student Of The Year (a high-school franchise) and …Ki Dulhania (a romantic-comedy franchise with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt), Karan Johar will now back a horror franchise. The first film in the eerie series is titled BHOOT — Part One: The Haunted Ship, directed by debutant Bhanu Pratap Singh.
Karan was keen on the title BHOOT, which he felt was apt for the genre. Film buffs would recall that Ram Gopal Varma had made two films under the same title in the early 2000s. Karan reached out to RGV, requesting for the title for his new franchise. And, he instantly honoured his request.
Thanking his gesture, Karan says, “I made an unreasonable request to Ramu, asking him for his franchise title BHOOT and he graciously and magnanimously agreed to give it to us without even blinking an eyelid. All of us at Dharma are blown away by his generosity and are eternally grateful to him. We aspire to make sure the title is in the right hands of horror.”
BHOOT — Part One: The Haunted Ship marks director Shashank Khaitan’s debut as a producer. It’s also Vicky Kaushal’s second outing with the banner. The film, shot at some lesser-explored locations in Gujarat, has also been backed by Karan’s mother Hiroo Johar and Apoorva Mehta (CEO, Dharma Productions). The makers plan to release the film on November 15, 2019.
Sink into the world of fear! #Bhoot : Part One – The Haunted Ship starring @vickykaushal09 & directed by @Bps_91 releases on 15th November 2019.@karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @ShashankKhaitan pic.twitter.com/FcFJH1DCNO
— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) June 10, 2019
Karan is producing many interesting projects along with prepping to direct his most ambitious film till date, Takht.