Playing a possessed girl in 1920 Evil Returns had such an effect on actor Tia Bajpai that she took her onscreen persona home even after the day’s shoot was over.
The 24-year-old actor found it tough to switch back to real life after filming was over and her family members freaked out. “After a gruelling shoot on the sets where I was playing this tormented girl, it wasn’t easy to get into a switch on and switch off mode. Hats off to those who can do that, I can’t for sure. The film took such a toll on me that I carried the spirit with me to the dinner table as well. There were animalistic traits in me and I started speaking in a heavy bass voice at home as well,” Tia said.
Her family wasn’t amused and after a while when Tia’s behaviour started freaking them out, they had a stern word with her. “After a while they didn’t find it funny at all. My mom used to worry about what was wrong with me. When my brother said something, I started giving those weird looks to him, just like my character would in the film,” said Tia, who had gone through a similar routine during her debut film Haunted as well.