Manisha is the good ghost, I'm the bad one,says Ramgopal Varma in a chat with TOI along with his Bhoot Returns actress
All set to scare the audience?
Ramgopal: I'm also set to be scared by the audiences!
Manisha: (laughs) We are looking forward to the release and audience reaction. So there's anxiety...
R: Not at all. I'm a completely fearless person because I have ghostly intuitions about myself and ghosts can't get scared. Manisha is spiritual. She is Casper, I am Spooky!
M: I am a little nervous about it because it's my first film release after a couple of years.
Do you watch horror films?
M: I get really scared, so I stopped watching them. But thanks to him at 12 at night the other day I watched this film.
R: I watch a lot of them. I keep looking back just in case the film characters are behind!
This is an important film for both of you. What prompted each of you to work with the other?
R: I have always been a fan of Manisha. After she came back, I approached her because I thought she was perfect for the role. You will have to ask her why she agreed to work with me!
M: We stayed in touch even after Company. When he got in touch with me for this, I agreed because I liked the role.
How would you define your rapport?
R: It's distant closeness.
M: If it can be defined!
Are there any similarities between the two of you?
R: No way. Manisha is kind, charitable, friendly. The opposite of that is what I am... selfish, conceited and somebody who doesn't care a damn.
M: I don't perceive Ramu like that all.
R: See, she is proving my point.
M: We are different. Let's leave it to that.
What's the best part about Bhoot Returns?
R: I would say the sound and the plot of a mother being scared for her daughter... this cute little girl and what kind of drama unfolds.
M: The 3D and the music. The way he has used the silence as well as the sound is brilliant.
Do you consider horror a niche genre?
R: Any genre is a niche one, for that matter. Horror is an experience where people want to feel the thrill of it.
M: Horror has a huge audience, it's a major part of cinema.
Bhoot Returns, produced by Alumbra Entertainment and presented by Eros International, releases today.
Source - timesofindia