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Vicky Kaushal Confronts Deepest Fears in Bhoot: Part One – The Haunted Ship

Vicky Kaushal has been riding high on the success of Uri: The Surgical Strike that released last year.

From starring in action-thrillers to romantic and espionage flicks, the actor has now tried the horror genre with his next, Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship. 

In an exclusive interaction with Filme Shilmy, the heartthrob speaks about his working on such a challenging movie style:

“I feel in the horror genre, it is important to know exactly what the director’s vision is, till the point the film releases because a lot that happens is not present on set – i.e. The background score and what creates the supernatural.

In my case, it was a ghost, so I had to react to literally nothing in front of me. There was a lot of storyboarding that went into play and was a very technically learning experience for me.”

His reference point as an actor and how it really pushed him to the edge of facing his deepest phobia:

“I was just reacting to the situation in the film as to how Prithvi (my character) would respond to the given circumstances.

It’s everything that occurs in the ship which haunts him as well as his past so he is emotionally shaken but at the same time, he has to deal with with the paranormal occurrences.”

“We had a lot of underwater sequences to be done and I’m quite a hydrophobic guy, so for me, shooting those scenes were very frightening.

On the first day, I just couldn’t deliver because I was so scared to be underwater, so the next day I had to muster the courage and be present with the Scuba team.

I had to psyche myself out of it… Those first initial days shooting for that part was incredibly scary for me.

The best part of being an actor is that it gives you these opportunities to explore and fight your own fears, helping you to evolve as a human being. That’s what I love about my job.”

Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, Bhoot directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh and releases in cinemas on 21st February 2020. 

Listen to our full conversation with Vicky Kaushal here:


Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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