Aatma is yet to release but director Suparn Verma says he is ready to make the sequel to the supernatural thriller with a new theme which will deal with the "guilt" factor in a relationship.
Starring Bipasha Basu and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Aatma
will hit theatres on March 22.
"I am planning Aatma 2 but it will be a completely new
story. In first part, the story and its character completely
end. So, first part has to be a fresh story with new starcast.
The theme of this film is love but the theme of its sequel
will be guilt," Suparn told PTI.
Aatma is a story of a mother and daughter, where the
former fights to keep her daughter safe from the ghost of her
Asked about the unusual pairing of Nawazuddin and Bipasha
in the film, Suparn said, "Bipasha was always there in my mind
when I was writing the script but I was not sure about the
male lead. I watched Kahaani and liked Nawaz's performance.
When I shared my idea with my crew then everyone liked it."
Suaparn, 38, who started his career as a scriptwriter for
the 2002 film Chhal and made his debut as a director with
Fardeen Khan starrer Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena in 2005, said his
real life experiences have inspired him to make Aatma.
"The idea of losing someone you love the most is the
strongest inhibition in a man's life. I explored this idea of
scare and emotions simultaneously in this film.
"I lost my father at a very young age and I feel, I
understand these situations in a better way. My fascination
with supernatural life was since then. Horror films are always
not about ghost. They are just an element of it," he said.
With the introduction of new technology and fresh ideas,
the director feels that now the Bollywood horrors are at par
with the Hollywood ones.
"Bollywood films are now technically solid. In Aatma we
have used Dolby atoms surround sound and it is the first
Indian film to use this technology. Only about 23 Hollywood
films have used the new technology till now. Moreover, now big
stars are also trying this genre," he said.
The journalist-turned-director took three years to for
this project after he directed multi-starrer Acid Factory in