Ek Thi Daayan press conference a midnight meet for witches

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  • Updated: Jan 19, 2013 01:04 IST
  • Kalki Koechlin, Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, Konkana Sen Sharma

    Kalki Koechlin, Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi and Konkana Sen Sharma pose at the 'first look' launch of the upcoming musical thriller Ek Thi Daayan directed ...

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    Bollywood film actors Emraan Hashmi (back) and Kalki Koechlin perform at the launch of the 'first look' of Ek Thi Daayan produced by Ekta Kapoor ...

  • Huma Qureshi

    Huma Qureshi performs at the 'first look' launch of the upcoming thriller Ek Thi Daayan directed by Kannan Iyer and produced by Ekta Kapoor and ...

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    Konkana Sen Sharma (L) and Kalki Koechlin perform at a promotional event for the upcoming thriller Ek Thi Daayan in Mumbai. (AFP PHOTO)

  • Emraan Hashmi, Konkana Sen Sharma

    Emraan Hashmi (L) and Konkana Sen Sharma perform at the 'first look' launch of the upcoming musical thriller Ek Thi Daayan directed by Kannan Iyer ...

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    Konkana Sen Sharma performs at 'first look' launch of Ek Thi Daayan in Mumbai on January 16, 2013. (AFP PHOTO)

  • Emraan Hashmi

    Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi performs at the 'first look' launch of upcoming musical thriller Ek Thi Daayan. (AFP Photo)

  • Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi

    Kalki Koechlin (R) and Huma Qureshi at the 'first look' launch of their upcoming film Ek Thi Daayan produced by Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj. ...

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    Konkana Sen Sharma poses during the 'first look' launch of Ek Thi Daayan directed by Kannan Iyer in Mumbai. (AFP PHOTO)

  • Kalki Koechlin, Konkana Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi

    Bollywood film actresses Kalki Koechlin, Konkana Sen Sharma and Huma Qureshi pose during the 'first look' launch of the upcoming musical thriller Ek Thi Daayan ...

Picture this — dark shadows, lizards and witch dolls hanging from trees. No, this scene was not out of a horror film. It was actually the setting for the press conference of Ek Thi Daayan that started at midnight on Wednesday.

Discarding the staid press conference routine, the makers of the film put up unique acts at Filmcity. While we told you earlier how actor Emraan Hashmi, who plays the role of a magician in the film, performed an illusion trick on his co-star Kalki Koechlin, on stage, the meet also featured ‘daayan’ dolls hanging from tree tops and girls dressed as witches standing at the entrance handing out ‘misfortune cookies’ to the guests.

After Emraan performed a series of illusion stunts and eerie acts, he was joined by his leading ladies — Huma Qureshi, Kalki and Konkona Sen Sharma, who came dressed as witches, with white face paints on.

Later, creative producer Abhishek Chaubey, producers Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj, and the entire star cast of the film, interacted with the media.

“We are showing two sides of a ‘daayan’ in our film. One side is very beautiful and the other is extremely scary. I can’t give too much details about the film. To know more, you will have to see the film,” Emraan told reporters.

As to who is playing the ‘daayan’ in the film, Vishal said, “Among these three girls, only one of them is a ‘daayan’ and I can’t say who she is right now.”
 

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