The haunted Russian VillaMay 14th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Now this is no fiction but a slice of absolute reality. Actors from Colors show Aise Karo Na Vida are still rankled by the spooky events that occurred while shooting at Russian Villa recently. Post the haunting, female actors refrained from shooting at night or simply snubbed the idea of shooting at Russian Villa.
Recollecting the episode, lead actress Aastha Chaudhary says, “This episode occurred few weeks back. It so happened when we were shooting at Russian Villa, Malad (West) one fine night, Tina (named changed), who plays my friend in the show, started to scream and shout in a very heavy tone. The unit immediately tried to pacify her but she didn’t budge. It was becoming difficult to even hold her. The rest of the cast were told to keep distance from her.
Few days later, another junior artiste behaved in the same way. That’s when we sensed that something unnatural was occurring here. Few actors either refused to shoot or didn’t want to report at late hours. We couldn’t shift the location as there were important scenes to be shot.”
Neha Desai, who plays Jyotika, is one such petrified lady.
When contacted, Desai said, “I really don’t want to comment on this episode. There’s something that I witnessed, which further strengthens my belief in the supernatural. I won’t name the sets as such things do happen in other locations too.”
Speaking of other locations, Chaudhary had an interesting experience of her own at BB.House in Madh Island.
“I was roaming in the house, and all of a sudden, I sensed the presence of footsteps behind me. I thought that it could be one of the unit members. So, I without turning my back, told the person to keep these goods over there. However, I soon realized that there was no one behind my back. Though a little frightening, I wasn’t overtly petrified. We are no longer shooting at Russian Villa, but I’ve heard other shows are shooting there. They too are said to have experienced unnatural things.”
For the record, Russian Villa is situated at Jurassic Park Lane in Malad (West). We wonder whether is this haunting existing right from the days of the dinosaurs or is there a Russian angle to it? Also, so far it’s affected the junior artiste. Can the protagonist feel safe?
May be we’ll find out in days to come. Perhaps, one needs the Aahat team to investigate.
-Mayur Lookhar/Sampurn Wire