Now that Phoonk has given a fillip to Ram Gopal Varma's career, the maverick film-maker is all set to start Phoonk 2. "Phoonk is a brand," RGV tells me, "The best thing about this genre is that you can keep experimenting with varied themes. Supernatural themes will never go out of vogue as long as the fear of the unknown exists."
Phoonk 2 will begin where Phoonk ended. The climax of Phoonk witnessed the clash of good (Sudeep and tantrik Zakir Hussain) versus evil (Ashwini Kalsekar, who does black magic on Sudeep's daughter) and how the tantrik eliminates Ashwini. Now Phoonk 2 will begin with Ashwini Kalsekar's ghost killing the tantrik (Zakir Hussain) at the very start and entering Sudeep's wife's (Amruta Khanvilkar) body.
"Ashwini's aatma seeks revenge. Obviously, Sudeep wouldn't harm his wife... That's the beginning point of Phoonk 2," RGV enlightens.
Meanwhile, RGV makes a startling revelation. He isn't making the third instalment of Sarkar. RGV had announced Sarkar 3 soon after the release of Sarkar Raj, but has dropped the plans now.