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Phoonk is conflict between belief and atheism: Ramu

india Updated: Aug 04, 2008 17:29 IST

After making Sarkar and Sarkar Raj against the backdrop of underworld and politics, Bollywood director Ramgopal Varma is back to his favourite theme - horror films.

The maker of Raat, Bhoot is now coming up with yet another film that will "scare" the audience --Phoonk.

Addressing a press conference here today, to promote the film, Varma said Phoonk is a conflict between belief and atheism.

Earlier, in a press conference in Aurangabad, Varma has said one can brush off dark forces as superstitions, but realises it when he experiences it.

The film is loosely based on the Telugu novel Tulasi Dalam by popular writer Yandamoori Veerendranath.

"It is not the same story. I was in college when the novel was released and it created a tremendous impact on me," Varma said.

Phoonk is the story of a confirmed atheist whose belief systems are shaken up when his loved ones are subjected to unspeakable horrors by forces whose very existence his rational mind refuses to accept.

"It is also the story of a fanatical devotee who is forced to turn her back on God in the face of traumatic experiences," he said.

When asked that the terror blasts in Ahmedabad resembled a plot in one of his films, he said terrorism is deep-rooted which would not be influenced by a film.

"Anything comes out of human imagination. The differentiation comes how you use it. Terrorism is a deep-rooted cause. Whether it is a pick-pocket or a robber or a terrorist, what matters is your intention," Varma said.