Bhootnath 2: Ghostlier is costlier!

By HT

New Delhi, June 11 -- In 2008, Amitabh Bachchan played a friendly ghost in the Ravi Chopra-produced Bhoothnath. Ever since, Chopra's banner, BR Films - makers of hits like Waqt (1965), Burning Train (1980) and Baghban (2003) - hasn't produced any Bollywood film.

But now, the banner is back with Bhoothnath 2, a sequel to the Big B-starrer. And, part two, again starring Bachchan, has a budget of over R30 crore. The film will be produced by BR Films and Bhushan Kumar of T-Series. "Yes, we are partnering with BR Films. We have done the music for all of Raviji's (Chopra) films - Baabul (2006), Baghban and Bhoothnath. So we share a great relationship. Of late, they haven't been active, but when I heard the script of Bhoothnath 2, I found it mind-blowing," says Bhushan. He attributes the R30 crore budget to better special effects.

"In the last five years, newer