It’s 3 am and you are having fun with your cousins joking around and talking about anything and everything and suddenly one of your cousins comes up with the topic of paranormal activities and ghost encounters.
The conversation gets intense but you people are enjoying it even though some of you are terrified from inside. A few moments later, the lights of a room start blinking and you hear someone knocking on the door.
Everyone freaks out and there’s pin drop silence but the knocking sounds won’t stop. The oldest one of you gathers all of his courage and decides to open the door. You try to stop him but he has already made up his mind.
He opened the door slowly and hear a loud laugh. It turns out to be your dad trying to scare you, people, because he overheard your conversations. Sounds crazy, funny, and spooky, isn’t it?
But hold on a second what if we skip the last part? what if there was no one at home except you and your cousins? Sound scary right?
Some of you might have spooky experiences to share and just like you people, there are few Bollywood celebrities who have experienced paranormal activities themselves.
Celebrities who have experienced paranormal activities.
Kriti revealed how on the sets of ‘Dilwale’ her make-up artist felt an unseen force. She said :
“When we were shooting for Dilwale (2015), my make-up artist felt an unearthly presence in her hotel room. There was a bottle of body lotion that fell, so she put it back in its place, but it fell again. She was surprised as the table wasn’t moving, nor was there any wind. Later in the night, she felt that someone was pushing her, and that’s when we all were spooked out.”
Taapsee believes that there is an other-worldly presence explaining how she felt something in her own room. She said:
“Firstly, I am extremely scared of ghosts, and I do believe that they exist. Personally, I felt something in my room when I was staying at a hotel in Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. I had heard stories earlier of the hotel being haunted. I was alone in the room when I heard some footsteps echoing. Since I am a scaredy-cat when it comes to ghosts, all I did was convince myself that I was imagining things and literally forced myself to sleep. There was no way I could fight a ghost’
When Nawazuddin was shooting for one of his horror movies named ‘Aatma’ – Feel It Around You– the cast and crew witnessed some weirdly strange incidents. Abhishek Pathak, the producer of the film, revealed one such incident and said:
“While shooting for one scene, there was a photo frame hanging on the wall behind Nawazuddin, which at one point tilted a little bit, but since the actor was very engrossed in the scene, Suparn decided not to cut the scene and go ahead with the shoot. But later, to our shock, that particular photo frame fell on the floor even though there was no breeze in the room.”
Varun Dhawan was in the US for the shoot of ABCD 2 where he experienced something spooky. He told:
“While we were shooting in Vegas, I was given a suite at the Mirage which was called the Sinatra suite, because he used to stay there whenever he performed in the city. It was definitely haunted because at night I would hear someone singing and the doors would open weirdly. Either that or maybe because I got obsessed with listening to music because of ABCD 2.”
Emraan was on a vacation with his friends in Matheran, where they heard someone screaming outside their room. Emraan, along with his friends, went outside to check but couldn’t find anyone. The screaming didn’t stop, and they left the place in the morning. He told:
“We shifted out of that hotel first thing in the morning to a hotel where there were other guests too apart from us”.
Rajkumar Rao is known for his iconic role in a horror movie named “Stree” opposite Shraddha Kapoor. When Rajkummar was shooting for the same, the actor mentioned one incident and said:
“We were given notes that had instructions like do not wear perfumes, girls should not keep their hair open, do not go out all alone, etc. We were shooting at 2:30 or 3 at night once. One of our light boys was sitting 20-30 feet high, and suddenly he fell from there. The moment he fell, he started screaming that someone pushed him. He was hurt and hospitalized for three-four days. It can make everyone scared.”
Bipasha has done many horror films throughout her acting career. She had experienced paranormal activities in real life as well. There’s this particular incident she shared on how she kept forgetting her lines at a shoot location.
“None of my spooky stories are related to the horror films that I’ve done. I was shooting for Footpath (2003) at Mukesh Mills in Mumbai. It was during the day and I was supposed to shoot on the second floor of the premises. Generally, I don’t forget my dialogues. I was alone in one room and there was this very long track that was placed. Everyone else was in the other room, and each time I had to walk ahead and say the dialogue, it felt like something was stopping me.”
This happened repeatedly, and that’s when my director Vikram Bhatt asked my hairstylist, ‘What is Bipasha feeling?’ eventually, we decided that we should get out of there. The next day, the crew did a pooja there, basically so that we could continue shooting, but even the pandit who did the pooja had an accident. So, after that, we didn’t complete the scene there; we shot it at a different location. I have no explanation for it, but what happened at Mukesh Mills was a scary experience.”
Neil Nitin Mukesh
When Neil was shooting for 3G, the actor experienced paranormal activity and said:
“So we were shooting at this one location which apparently is supposed to be haunted! And the unit boys did experience a presence. One of our light boys came running complaining that someone was standing by his side. And passed right through him. At first, we thought he was joking trying to create sensation but then when he sat trembling like a leaf when we sat and heard him out.”
When Sunny was shooting for Splitsvilla in Rajasthan, she felt someone’s presence in her room.
“I was shooting for one of the seasons of Splitsvilla at a palace in Rajasthan. When we retired to our rooms for the night, I had sleep paralysis. I literally had to push myself to wake up, but I felt some presence holding me down. When it repeated for the third time, I just got up and yelled, ‘Leave me alone!’ It seems this one was a kinda ghost as it did leave me alone and things were back to normal.
Fukrey star Varun Sharma experienced one such spooky incident during his trip to Manali.
“I remember one incident while traveling to Manali as a kid. There was intense fog on the road, and I was sitting ahead with the driver when we saw a human-like figure, which disappeared in a jiffy. I was spooked out. Was it just a work of my imagination or was there someone really there? This is something that still remains unanswered. The incident feels like it just happened yesterday, and it still creeps me out. It is etched in my memory for good”
Ranveer Singh told how he encountered the ghost of Bajirao while shooting Bajirao Mastani.
“It was a very trippy experience and I completely freaked out. I recall it as one of the most difficult days of the shoot. I thought I felt some kind of presence and something told me it was him. I had a tough task ahead of me on that day of the shoot and I was praying hard to get it right. There was a black wall on the sets on which some white dust had settled and formed the pattern in the shape of Bajirao’s figure. It had the turban, the eyes, nose, the mooch, and the arms. The resemblance was for all to see”
During the shoot of his TV show Ramayan, Gurmeet explained how his hairstylist was possessed and rushed to hospital.
“Many years ago, when I was shooting for Ramayan (TV show) with my wife Debina Bonnerjee in Vadodara, on the banks of the Narmada, our hairdresser was behaving like she was possessed. We were shooting at a shamshaan ghaat. My hairstylist suddenly started crying loudly, and after a while, she started laughing loudly and talking in Gujarati. She is from the south and has never spoken in the Gujarati language. We asked her to stop, but she just could not. Eventually, we took her to the hotel and tried to calm her down. Even then, she did not stop shouting and crying out loudly. This happened in front of the entire unit and we still can’t forget the experience”