On June 14, we told you how producer Nitin Manmohan has snatched away the reins of the sequel to 2003 hit Bhoot from the original director Ram Gopal Varma and handed it over to Vikram Bhatt.Obviously, after the latter's success with the horror genre in his recent release Haunted. And though Bhatt had said, "I don't think Ramu will mind. He has so much on his plate," Varma isn't taking the news too well.Having obviously read the story, Ramu started tweeting mid morning about his version of the Bhoot sequel, titled Bhhooo. His first message declaring his next venture stated: Am very excited about this new horror film I am starting...its title is.. "BHHOOoo.!" This will be BHOOT 2.
Vikram BhattHaving made clear his intentions, Varma went on to explain why he chose the title Bhhooo for his film and tweeted: Title BHHOOoo comes from that its the most commonly uttered sound by us as kids when we want to scare the daylights out of anyone.
Realising that this explanation might take away his adult viewers, the filmmaker quickly followed it up with yet another tweet: But when that sound BHHOOo we utter as kids is used in a adult horror film context, it completely changes in its intention and intensity.Varma went on to tweet the tagline of the very film, following it up with an open declaration: So after my `RAAT` `BHOOT` and `PHOONK` just get ready for the mother of all of them "BHHOOoo" the film in the realm of BHOOT 2. The last tweet clearly stating who he really thought was a better filmmaker in the horror genre.
Varma and the producer of Bhoot, Nitin Manmohan had a fall-out after their film. According to a source, "Ramu feels Bhoot 2 with another director is Manmohan's way of getting even with him. So he has decided to do his own sequel to Bhoot."When contacted, Varma admitted that Bhhooo was his version of Bhoot 2 and said, "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."While Nitin Manmohan's sequel to the film claims to have the original starcast, including Ajay Devgn and Urmila Matondkar, Varma wishes to take his story forward even without them. Though the director chose to keep his lips sealed on the cast for his venture, according to sources, Mahie Gill, Ramu's current favourite may replace Urmila. Rajkumar Yadav, the lead actor in Ekta Kapoor's Ragini MMS is speculated to be the male lead in Ramu's version of the sequel.