They say horror is beyond the reach of psychology and with Halloween, spooky stories are bound to get in the way of your daily life leaving you scared and frightened.
For the uninitiated ones, Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. It is believed that Halloween is a festival for demonic spirits.
Bollywood is no stranger to horror. From films that make you scream your gut out to celebrities who suffer strange incidents shooting for those films, here are five actors with real-life ghost encounters. Read your prayers before you scroll away.
Fans know that whichever character Ranveer Singh plans to essay in his film, he will try his utmost best to get into the skin of it. Reports of Ranveer renting a flat close to film city in Mumbai made rounds as the actor geared up for his role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani'. He stopped meeting his friends and went into a shell to prepare for this complex role. One particular day on the set, things got murkier and here's what happened next.
“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’s 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," Ranveer recalled in an interview.
There's nothing that could stop this diva from being the fittest of them all. While Bipasha enjoys her happy married life with beau Karan Singh Grover, there was a time when the actress encountered a paranormal experience while shooting for her film 'Gunah'. The actress reportedly noticed strange incidents there and was not able to learn her lines in few of the rooms of Mukesh Mills. The South Mumbai mill is said to be the most haunted place of the city. Allegedly some other actress, who later shot for another film also experienced some paranormal encounter and was later hospitalised.
Popular singer Ariana Grande, who has recently parted ways from her fiancé Pete Davidson, once revealed that she had a demonic experience. Talking to Complex, she was quoted saying, " I’ve had a ghost/demon experience,” she continued. “We were in Kansas City a few weeks ago and went to this haunted castle and were so excited. The next night we wanted to go to Stull Cemetery, which is known as one of the seven gates to hell on Earth … I felt this sick, overwhelming feeling of negativity over the whole car and we smelled sulfur, which is the sign of a demon, and there was a fly in the car randomly, which is another sign of a demon. I was like, ‘This is scary, let’s leave.’ I rolled down the window before we left and said, ‘We apologize. We didn’t mean to disrupt your peace.’ Then I took a picture and there are three super distinct faces in the picture — they’re faces of textbook demons.”
Tamil actor and comedian Parotta Soori shared a paranormal encounter through his social media handle that left his fans baffled. The video which runs for a minute shows actor Parotta Soori with his driver conversing in Tamil sitting inside the car. Shocked to see a human-like figure on road, Soori asks his driver to switch off the lights and run the car over it. Watch what happened next below here.
Popular Hollywood actor of 'Matrix' fame Keanu Reeves has had his own share of haunting. The actor, on an international late night show, once shared his paranormal encounter as a kid. “I’m probably like 6, 7 years old, we’d come from Australia. Renata, our nanny, in the bedroom, my sister is asleep, she’s sitting over there, I’m hanging out. There was a doorway and all of a sudden this jacket comes waving through the doorway, this empty jacket — there’s nobody, there are no legs, it’s just there. And then it disappears,” he explained. “I was a little kid and I thought, ‘Okay, that’s interesting,’ and I looked over at the nanny and she [was making this terrified face]. And I’m like ‘Oh wow, so that was real.”
Meanwhile, the real horror is the ongoing #MeToo movement where several survivors have come out in the open to share their horrifying experiences. Read more on the celebrities who have been called out for their actions: #MeToo | From Vikas Bahl To Alok Nath, Here's A List Of Alleged Harassers Whose Names Have Come Up In India
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