After raising the bar of new age horror films with Bhoot, maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma plans to hit the bulls eye once again with its sequel Bhoot Returns in 3D, which he claims will enhance the fear factor.
"I have not made a 3D film in my career...this is the first one. The 3D effect has always fascinated me. I think the right application of it (3D) in a horror film is going to enhance the element of fear," Varma told PTI in an interview.
Even though if a 3D element if used in a horror film, Varma feels the content of the film is important and it has to be strong.
"A film does not work alone on technique be it 3D or anything. The 3D technique enhances the content in various ways. In case of 'Bhoot Returns' I used it (3D effect) will create a heightened sense of reality, making them feel that they are there on screen along with the characters," he said.
With 'Bhoot Returns' Varma has managed to garner interest by launching an innovative first poster, which has an optical illusion of a girl with a bleeding lip.
Also, the trailer features a little girl playing with a partly visible spirit in the living room in the wee hours. This scene is being captured on a webcam.
The original, a 2003 release starred Ajay Devgn and Urmila Matondkar in lead roles.
"Technically, I wanted to make a sequel that had nothing to do with the original story and star cast. I felt Manisha and J D were perfect for the film. I don't know if it is easy or difficult part to make a horror film. I am very excited to have made this film," Varma said. (MORE)