Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who is better known to frighten the pants off with his chilling horror movies, gets scared watching the nerve-racking horror films. Shocking as it may sound, but this revelation came from the filmmaker himself.
Recently in a promotional event held for his upcoming horror film PHOONK 2, the sequel to PHOONK, Ram Gopal Varma admitted that he gets petrified watching horror films alone, 'I get scared easily watching horror films. If I am all alone at home & some horror movie is being played I'll immediately shut off the TV.'
On the other side, ask him about his all time favourite horror film, quick comes the reply, 'EXORCIST is my all time favourite film,' Further he adds about the effects it had on him, 'I remember this thing, when I saw EXORCIST first time, I couldn't sleep for one whole week. Infact I was so much horrified that, I used to see ghost in every member of my family.'
Talking about his upcoming film PHOONK 2, it is being attributed that it is quite similar to or inspired by Hollywood film CHILD'S PLAY. But RGV denies about the same, 'No it doesn't hold any resemblance to CHILD'S PLAY in any manner. PHOONK 2 is an extension of PHOONK. The story is continuing from where we left in PHOONK. So there's no question it being similar to CHILD'S PLAY.'
As the promos suggest the first part (PHOONK) was a warning, how far does the second part go? 'The second part is a challenge,' quips the maverick filmmaker.
Even before PHOONK's release, its sequel was being planned. Now that the release of sequel is round the corner, is PHOONK 3 already underway? 'Yes, we are planning for PHOONK 3,' the statement comes from the filmmaker himself.