Actor Sudeep, who worked with director-producer Ram Gopal Varma in two of his films, will start shooting for the sequel of successful horror flick Phoonk in Mumbai later this month.
Sudeep played key roles in Varma's Phoonk and Rann and had said he would be happy to work in a sequel to Phoonk which got him recognition as an actor. Rann is yet to be released, but Varma has already planned a sequel to Phoonk which he said would be more realistic and resemble Korean and Japanese thrillers.
The actor is in Malaysia to shoot for some sequences of his forthcoming directorial venture Just Maath Maathnalli, produced by Shankare Gowda. With the completion of this schedule, the shooting portions of the film will be complete. Later this month, he will start shooting for Phoonk II in Mumbai.
On shooting with actor Amitabh Bachchan for Rann, Sudeep said: "Working in Rann that too with a legendary actor like Amitabh Bachchan was something that I had not even dreamt, but that did happen. And I had many sequences in the film with the Big B about whom I have so much of reverence. It was a great learning experience for me. Technically I did learn a lot from RGV's (Varma) angles, but with Amit Ji I was able to understand how you could be effective even when you have no dialogues. Amit Ji would express only through his eyes."
Varma is following the trend in Asian film industries, mainly the Japanese and Korean film industries, where making sequels to successful supernatural thrillers and achieving success out of them has become a fashion.
The sequel Phoonk II will start where the original Phoonk had ended. However, the sequel will be directed by his associate Milind.
"He worked with me in Phoonk and he wrote the script for this sequel. So I entrusted him the job of directing it too," Varma said.