Karan Johar is all set to come out of his comfort zone and dab into the horror genre. Over the years, his production has given us some quintessential Bollywood romantic films, but things seem to be changing as Karan Johar announced his first horror movie 'Bhoot: Part One- The Haunted Ship'. The film has a talented cast like Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar playing the lead. It is the first film in Karan Johar's horror franchise, which will be followed by other parts.
The announcement of the film has created quite a buzz on the internet, and people have been waiting to get the nitty-gritty of Dharma banner's maiden horror franchise. Well, it's here and the celebrities associated with Bhoot: Part One- The Haunted Ship have made it official by announcing it on their social media accounts.
Source: Instagram: Karan Johar
The poster is very intense and gives you chills as you gaze on the spooky hand which is trying to strangle Vicky. Karan, earlier today, took to his Instagram account and shared his excitement with his fans and calmed down the week-long curiosity about his upcoming horror film.
The film is helmed by debutant director Bhanu Pratap Singh. The plot of the film is based on a true story which revolves around a haunted ship. Prior to Bhoot, Bhanu has worked as an assistant director for Shashank Khaitan in 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'.
Shashank, who played an essential part in the conception of Bhoot Part One, revealed that Karan Johar was instantly on board for the film and loved the concept, as it is based on a real-life incident. Shashank said,
"Karan loved it. Bhoot: Part One- The Haunted Ship is based on a true incident that took place in Bombay. The shooting is complete. The post-production is underway and the film will open in cinemas on November 15 this year."
Shashank further added the intention behind naming the movie Bhoot: Part One was because the makers, especially Karan, want to develop the film into a series which may include horror comedy.
Source: Instagram: Karan Johar
Karan Johar, in one of his interviews with a leading newspaper, said that Shashank introduced him to Bhanu. Karan said he really admired Bhanu's passion towards the horror genre and his inclination towards directing Bhoot: Part One. Karan further added,
"Horror is a massively successful genre worldwide and I was excited to begin Dharma's first franchise. Bhoot is the first part of our horror franchise and we are beginning our journey with the exceptionally talented Vicky Kaushal."
Source: Instagram: Dharma Productions
After revealing the poster, Karan took to Twitter and thanked Ram Gopal Varma for sharing the title 'Bhoot' with Dharma's inaugural horror venture. Ajay Devgn and Urmila Matondkar's 2003 horror film directed by RGV has the same name.
Source: Twitter: Karan Johar
Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar also took to their Instagram accounts and shared the poster asking fans to be prepared to sink into the world of fear. Bhumi shared her excitement and tweeted,
"Extremely excited for this one guys. Sinking my teeth into this special role in this very special film as my friend and brother @Bps_91(Bhanu Pratap) marks his debut with #Bhoot Part One - The Haunted Ship. In cinemas 15th November 2019."
The announcement of the film has left everyone talking, and we can't wait for Karan Johar's first horror venture to arrive in cinemas on 15th November 2019.