It requires a lot of effort and research in creating a horror sequence, scary enough to entice viewers. Hemant Prabhu, one of the producers of &TV’s show Laal Ishq says, “For supernatural and horror genres, a gripping storyline is crucial to keep the audience’s interest. To make it more interesting and to package the content better, we have been following a monthly theme reflecting across all our stories. So, this Halloween, up your scare-o-meter as we bring forth chilling tales of spirits trapped in different locations such as hospital, train station, old mansion, etc.” &TV artists narrate some of the spooky incidents that occurred in their life with us this Halloween:
Tanvi Dogra (Swati)from Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Kathayein shares, “I remember when I was returning home after a hectic day of the late-night shoot, I felt as if someone is following me. I looked back multiple times only to find out that I was alone on the dark lonely street with no sign of anyone else. I can still remember that the feeling was so real and spooky that it sends shivers down my spine even today.”
“When I was in school, we often visited my native place during festivals and all of us, the bacha party group as my mother would call would often gather and talk about ghost encounters, they have seen or heard. Post one such session, I was heading back home chatting with a friend only to realise that I was walking alone. I had heard footsteps, and someone was walking with me but could not be seen”, shares Sarika Bahroliya (Gudiya) from Gudiya Humari Sabhi Pe Bhari.
Rohitashv Gour (Manmohan) from Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain shares, “While growing up I often visited my grandparents during summer vacations. At that time, my friends and I often spent time playing in the lush green fields. Our elders had warned us to not wander around the field area post-sunset as people have experienced eerie incidents. One such evening while watching a cricket tournament we got very late, so we rushed towards our cycles to get back home. One of us saw a black shadow in the grassland next to the narrow pathway, and we all could sense someone’s presence. That day and today, I avoid being around the fields post-sunset.”
Yogesh Tripathi (Daroga Happu Singh) from Happu Ki Ultan Paltan shares, “While touring for my theatre plays across the country, we often rehearsed in local theatres before our actual performance. I would always be before time and wait for others to join. That day too, I reached half an hour early and started rehearsing my lines. When I delivered my first dialogue, I heard someone murmur at the back of the stage. Initially, I thought it would be the light men or cleaning staff; hence I did not pay much heed to it. After a couple of minutes, I heard the same noise again, petrified I walked up to check only to realise that there was no one backstage. I immediately made my way out of the theatre and waited for everyone to reach.”