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Monday, Dec 16, 2019

Jimmy Sheirgil's haunting experience

The actor who believes in ghosts, recalls how the elevators in the building where they were shooting for a supernatual thriller Flat won't go beyond 16th floor.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2008 19:52 IST
Dhvani Merchant
Dhvani Merchant
Hindustan Times
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Jimmy Sheirgil is a busy man. Ask him why and pat comes the reply, "Oh, I've been doing so many movie promotions, media interviews for Haastey Haastey (they didn't seem to have helped the film any)."

He's gung-ho about his first supernatural thriller, Flat, whose look is modelled on Japanese and Korean films.

So has something out-of-the-ordinary happened with him yet? The actor who believes in ghosts, recalls how the elevators in the building where they are shooting are believed to be haunted. "They won't go beyond the 16th floor. Since we are shooting on the 17th we have to trudge one flight up," he laughs.

On being quizzed about why he chooses to do only small-budget films, Sheirgill says it's not a conscious decision. "At the end of the day, I need to keep working."

"And if a script that excites me comes from a small producer, so be it. As long as the film is promoted well and gets a good release, I'm okay. No one loses money on my films," he shrugs, adding that his movies might not do commercially successfull, but the DVDs fly off the shelves.