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How celebrities gets spooked?

Dark lighting, smoke screens, dummy crosses and candles galore, with a bit of an occasional screech ? The Omen's midnight premiere at Fun Republic on Monday night (which tentatively started at 12.06 am keeping in line with the film's 06.06.06 association) packed in some interesting gimmickry.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 17:38 IST
Piyush Roy

Dark lighting, smoke screens, dummy crosses and candles galore, with a bit of an occasional screech – The Omen's midnight premiere at Fun Republic on Monday night (which tentatively started at 12.06 am keeping in line with the film's 06.06.06 association) packed in some interesting gimmickry.

Sadly, the film failed to live up on the scare-metre, apart from a few and far between eerie moments. Also, for those who had watched the original Omen (1976), the unfolding action, suffered from a bit of predictability. Thus the off screen effects bettered the onscreen scare fare, that saw the suburban P3P unleash itself in full force.

While the thermocol crosses became the favourite excuse for photo moments for wannabes and hasbeens alike, Siddharth Kannan and Rajat Bedi let their hands do the talking, and did we see a bit of feeling up! Soha Ali Khan and Shekhar Suman kept a low profile, quite surprising for the latter, while Saurabh Shukla walked around the venue for nearly half an hour before ushering himself in with the crowd at mid night. But what is this new trick of posing with the invite ? The three Ss – Soha, Shekhar and Saurabh – were guilty of that very wannabe trick, which is not expected from personalities with a 'decent' amount of fame.

WHAT GETS YOU SPOOKED?

SUSHMA REDDY

Five years ago, I had gone to a friend's farm house and I awoke thinking someone was in the room. I saw a candle moving but there was no one. I had a double heart attack.

TANUSHREE DUTTA
For actors, feedback on their performance is scarier than ghosts. My scariest days were when I had two releases back to back — Chocolate and Aashiq Banaya Aapne.

DEEPAL SHAW
The first few weeks after watching Ram Gopal Varma's Bhoot were the scariest time of my life. I was always watching out for Manjeet, the ghost in that film.

KOENA MITRA
I have never experienced anything that spooked me in my life. I guess that it just goes to show what a brave girl I am.

NEETU CHANDRA
On a shoot of Godavari, I was doing a classical dance at 4 am on the tip of this huge ship, which was slippery and it was dark. That was really scary.

First Published: Jun 07, 2006 17:38 IST