Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Vikram Bhatt and a demonologist deconstruct Ghost stories

 A couple of days ahead of the release of his upcoming horror-thriller Ghost, director 
Vikram Bhatt hosted a special session on the existence of ghosts along with demonologist 
Sarbajeet Mohanty,  Pooja Vijay, Actress Sanaya Irani  and Shivam Bhargava . Held in 
Mumbai, the discussion was fascinating and hair-raising at the same time. Right from 
whether or not ghosts exist to them existing in the same room at that time, Bhatt had the 
audience hooked onto every word he uttered.

“My strong belief in the existence of ghosts everywhere is the driving force behind making 
most of the films you see me helming. I am pretty convinced about the existence of parallel 
dimensions and beings that exist in those dimensions. Every film and story you see from 
me taps into these thoughts”, says Vikram Bhatt.

Sarbajeet Mohanty, demonologist, added, “It is important for us to understand the details 
about ghosts and their existence. A lot of the information and facts about ghosts are 
twisted and lost in myths and stereotypes. For example, all ghosts are not to be feared. 
Discussions like today’s need to happen more often so we can circulate the right 
information. Vikram’s knowledge about ghosts stems from his deep interest in them.”

Bhatt’s Ghost will take you on the riveting journey of Karan Khanna who has been accused 
of killing his wife but believes she has been murdered by a spirit. What follows is a story of 
inspired and absolute insanity which will have you biting your nails in shock and 
fear.Vikram Bhatt shared that the idea of Ghost came to him when he read a newspaper 
article about how a British court allowed a matter involving spirits to be tried. He was 
intrigued and decided to channel his energy into this film.

Ghost, A Vashu Bhagnani production, directed by Vikram Bhatt will release in cinemas on 18 October.

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