April 11, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma talks about why he has asked Milind Gadagkar to direct Phoonk 2, the sequel of Phoonk directed by himself.
“If I asked Milind Gadagkar to direct Phoonk 2 though I had myself directed Phoonk, the reason is simple. When Milind came up with the idea of Phoonk 2, the opening sequence itself made me jump up in my seat. The moment I read the entire script, I was convinced that he should direct it as I was amazed at the clarity he had in detailing of the story. Besides the fact that Milind had come up with the concept for the sequel, where the evil woman who is killed in the first part comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on the tantric, I was busy with the making of my film Raktha Charitra in three different languages- Hindi, Tamil and Telugu with actors like Vivek Oberoi and Surya. I do not believe in directing more than a film at ne time because I feel that in that case the quality of your film is bound to suffer.”
Phoonk 2 promises to mean business as huge billboards across the Mumbai city skyline promise a reward of Rs. 5 lakhs for anyone who watches the movie alone! We are sure the conditions apply though!
– Sampurn Wire