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Kannada film star Sudeep's first Hindi film Phoonk is set to release on August 22. The Kannada film fans are quite eagerly expecting that a fine performer like Sudeep is all set to storm Bollywood like no other South Indian actor as this horror film will also be performance oriented film.
Sudeep says that he had accepted the offer to work in Phoonk only because he wanted to work with a well known and talented director like Ram Gopal Verma. This was disclosed in a press conference he had addressed in Bangalore on Thursday along with the film's director Ram Gopal Verma.
As for Sudeep is concerned he says that he chose to do the film mainly because he had got an opportunity to work with a much respected director like Ram Gopal Verma. And he also adds that Verma has taken best out of him. "After working for nearly 40 days for the film, I got a feeling that many facets of my performance was captured by Vermaji', says Sudeep. And he also adds that Phoonk deals with Black Magic and will be scarier than Verma's previous horror hit Bhooth.
'The story of Phoonk revolves around the Black Magic. The film has the potentiality to scare the audience. It is a different type of film, but it will appeal to a large section of the film, though comedy elements are not focused in the film. I am working with many top theatre and television artists. Amrutha Khanvilkar is the film's heroine. I think Phoonk will make you think about many sequences of the film for many days after you have seen the film' says Sudeep in a conversation with IANS.
And Ramu also has some good words for Sudeep. 'I chose Sudeep because he is a very good performer. I was impressed with many of his films. I have seen two of his films My Autograph and Ranga S.S.L.C. When I was writing the script, I though he would be perfectly suited for the lead character in the film. He worked very hard and has managed to get his lines correct. And I am sure that he has done his home work properly' said Ram Gopal Verma.
'It is a film that will scare the people witless. It is based on black magic, which has its own believers. The believability factor of the film, the way the film has been shot and the performance of artists will certainly scare you' says Ram Gopal Verma.