"I've always looked for stories that are interesting and different. I came across this case where a person was convicted of first-degree manslaughter for killing his landlord in the US in 1981. Later, he pleaded not guilty saying the devil made him do it. That is something that caught my attention," Bhatt said.
"It was something unusual and not heard before. Never in the history of law and order had anybody heard something like this which is why I decided to work on a story inspired by this event. We have put in a lot of effort and research to create a proper backstory for 'Ghost'. It will surely bring fiction and reality together," he added.
"Ghost", featuring Sanaya Irani and Shivam Bhaargava, is the story of a politician who is tried in the court for murdering his wife. He claims that the murder was not committed by him but it was done by a spirit.
The Vashu Bhagnani production will release in cinemas on October 18.