Karan Johar: 'Bhoot Part One' is a pure horror movie

Filmmaker Karan Johar He said his next production 'Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship' is the first of its kind and a pure horror movie.

The horror genre is popular all over the world and is a genre friendly to the public, but unfortunately it is done a little less in Indian Cinema. There is a template for horror genre movies, due to the 80's, 90's and some horror movies of the 2000's. But I have to say it's a pure horror movie. Apart from a small montage song, we have not trusted the songs in the movie, there is no emotion in the movie and it is a solid story of a horror movie. According to me, it's a first horror movie of its kind, and I'm grateful that Vicky Kaushal helmed the film with us, because it gives us confidence that such movies can be made. We would like to take this franchise forward, said Johar, at the film's trailer launch, which I attended with lead actor Vicky Kaushal, co-producer Shashank Khaitan, and director Bhanu Pratap Singh in Mumbai.

Johar has previously produced 'Kaal' in 2005, which was also a horror movie with a set of Ajay Devgn John Abraham Vivek Oberoi , Esha Deol and Lara Dutta in leading roles. The movie bombed at the box office.

When asked what is different this time, Johar said: I am proud of every movie that has come out, some of them worked and some did not. I think when I saw 'Kaal', I was not afraid, and that was a scary feeling. But when I saw Bhoot Part One: The enchanted ship, my eyes were covered during the screening. I tend to be too dramatic when I watch horror movies and I'm scared. I think that what happened in 2005, we should leave it there and move on.

'Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship' is directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh. The film presents Vicky along with Bhumi Pednekar & Ashutosh Frog . It has been claimed that the film is based on a true accident that took place in Mumbai, & it tells the story of a couple on an abandoned ship on a beach.

It is the first film of a horror franchise, & is scheduled to release on Feb 21.