Vikram Bhatt is all geared up for the sequel of 'Haunted 3D'. The writer-director revealed to a leading daily that the script has been with him for a while since Part 2 was supposed to roll soon after 'Raaz 3'.
He was quoted, "But then ASA, the company I was working for, folded up and all planned projects came to a standstill. It was only recently that I picked up the 'Haunted' conversation again with producers Arun and Vivek Rangachari and we decided to go ahead with the sequel," informs Vikram, adding that if all goes well, Haunted 2 should kick off later this year.
He further added that he wants the story to unfold on a beautiful, desolate beach somewhere in England, Scotland or Ireland. "I remember the beach from David Lean's Oscar-winning 1970 epic romance, Ryan's Daughter.
Rosy Ryan is on a cliff high above the Atlantic, in an isolated Irish village, when a gust of wind snatches her parasol. It goes sailing down towards the ocean and is retrieved in the nick of time by the mentally impaired Michael, who reunites her with her parasol on the beach. The scene left an indelible impression and now has me scouting for a similar beach," smiles Vikram, who'd like to shoot the film in autumn.
Buzz is that the sequel is a fresh story about a ghost whisperer whose gift of conversing with spirits turns out to be a cross she has to bear.
We hear that since the film revolves around the girl, he would like to take an established actress. When asked about the casting he quipped, "But in my quest for one, I wouldn't want to miss out on the season since I have a particular look in mind. I can see a white beach with grey skies and seagulls flying. In that case, I would go ahead with a new face."
Any guesses who would bag the role?