A Bombay talkies source spills the beans, “Bhumi Pednekar is there for just 10 minutes in BHOOT: Part One – The Haunted Ship. The film mainly focuses on Vicky Kaushal’s character. Even the teaser that came out today was only about him. However, Bhumi’s cameo is a powerful one and will get appreciated by the audience.”
Bombay talkies source explains, “It’s nice of Bhumi to do this role despite the limited screen length. She’s not someone who’ll choose a film for the heck of it. Look at all her choices to date – in each and every film, she has had a strong and indispensable part. I expect the same in BHOOT: Part One – The Haunted Ship as well. I just hope that the makers make it clear about her screen time in the trailer or during promotions.”
BHOOT: Part One – The Haunted Ship releases on February 21 and the teaser came out only today, that is, January 31. The trailer, meanwhile, will be unveiled on February 3. The Bombay talkies source defends this move, “I don’t think it’s a big deal. I am sure 17-18 days are enough to spread the awareness and enhance the buzz for this film. And anyway, it won’t have multiple songs and hence doesn’t need a longer promotional window. Let’s not forget that this is Vicky Kaushal’s first film after the monstrous success Uri: The Surgical Strike. Horror films can pull youth audiences in hordes. And of course, there’s Bhumi, notwithstanding her special appearance. All these reasons will contribute to a healthy opening for BHOOT: Part One – The Haunted Ship.”
Talking about the film, Shashank Khaitan had earlier said in a statement to Bombay talkies, "Karan loved it. Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship is based on a true incident that took place in Bombay. The shooting is complete. The post-production is underway."
Earlier Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship was slated to release in November 2019. Now, the horror flick is hitting the screens on February 21, 2020.
Bhoot Part 1: The Haunted Ship has been directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh and also stars Bhumi Pednekar. Adopting a unique promotional strategy for the film, the Dharma Productions logo went dark recently.