Vicky Kaushal's horror flick titled Bhoot: Part One - The Haunted Ship
Purportedly inspired by a real event, the supernatural horror franchise is being directed by debutant Bhanu Pratap Singh
Vicky Kaushal’s upcoming horror film produced by Dharma Productions has been titled Bhoot: Part One - The Haunted Ship. The first of a planned franchise, the film is directed by debutant Bhanu Pratap Singh. The story is inspired by a (purported) real event that took place in Mumbai. Earlier in April, while shooting for Bhoot in Alang, Asia’s largest ship-breaking yard situated in Gujarat, Vicky had fractured his cheekbones and had to get 13 stitches. The first-look poster of the film features the actor screaming from a ship window while being mauled by a supernatural creature.
Regarding the title, it is learned that producer Karan Johar was keen on calling the franchise Bhoot. However, since Ram Gopal Varma had directed two films under the same title in the early 2000s, Karan sought RGV's permission to use it for his upcoming movies.
“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," Karan said.
Bhoot: Part One - The Haunted Ship stars Bhumi Pednekar as the female lead. Co-produced by Shashank Khaitan, the film is scheduled to release on November 15. Vicky Kaushal was last seen in Uri: The Surgical Strike. His upcoming films are Takht, Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh biopic and a superhero fantasy film based on the mythological character Ashwathama.