Karan Johar Thanks Frenemy Ram Gopal Varma For Fulfilling His “Unreasonable” Request!

This morning, Karan Johar unveiled the first look of his forthcoming project, Bhoot: Part One- The Haunted Ship, with Vickey Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar in lead. The filmmaker also took to social media to thank Ram Gopal Varma for lending the title to him

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Karan Johar Thanks Frenemy Ram Gopal Varma For Fulfilling His “Unreasonable” Request!
Karan Johar and Ram Gopal Varma’s equation has always grabbed headlines. The two have always been at loggerheads, mocking each other’s genre of cinema and filmmaking process. Both of them have posted nasty tweets for one another in the past. 

In 2010, when RGV said that the scariest movie he's ever seen is Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna, a film that Johar had directed. To this, the Dharma Productions' head honcho replied saying, "Early morning dreams come true? I dreamt I was watching Phoonk 2 [a sequel to Varma's 2008 horror movie Phoonk] and holding RGV's hand in fear. Is this possible?" And then Varma had tweeted, "Well, I don't know about Phoonk 2, but I'm scared of the Karan Johar hand holding part." The series of their sweet and sour banter continued for a long time until in 2016, RGV applauded Karan for A Dil Hai Mushkil.

And now, the latest update in their equation is that Karan has announced his forthcoming venture, Bhoot, title of which he has taken from Ramu’s 2003 film, starring Urmila Matondkar and Ajay Devgn.

Thanking RGV for the same, Karan said, “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 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.

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.

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