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The trailer of upcoming Indian anthology horror Netflix film titled Ghost Stories released a few days back and it is sure to haunt you. Directed by Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Anurag Kashyap, it consists of four short films and features an ensemble cast including Mrunal Thakur, Avinash Tiwary, Janhvi Kapoor, Raghuvir Yadav, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vijay Varma and Pavail Gulati.
In a statement shared by the official Instagram handle of Netflix, Janhvi Kapoor shared an experience that spooked her out. “Apart from being a classic ghost story, the script resonated with me on a very deep level. The horror is more emotional and human than anything external. Something that spooked me out was that after we wrapped the shoot, about 10 of us fell really, really sick,” she said.
Besides, Mrunal too shared an alarming story from the sets of Ghost Stories. “While shooting the wedding night scene, the cameraman looked through the camera and said, ‘I told you guys, I don’t want that white light from the window’ but there was no one standing near the window,” she said.
Gully Boy fame Vijay Verma, who is yet again collaborating with Zoya in Ghost Stories shared his real-life scares as well. “The set was great, but we didn’t really get the time to notice scary occurrences... maybe that was scary? But when I was in 10th, my friend’s sister got ‘possessed’. Later I watched Bhool Bhulaiya, and realized that it could be psychological,” he stated.
Gulshan Devaiah too shared his spooky story and said, “Nothing spooky happened on set, but I once saw a woman dressed in a white saree walking on a main road in Delhi in the middle of the night. It was... odd.”
Produced by RSVP Movies and Flying Unicorn Entertainment, Ghost Stories marks the reunion of filmmakers Karan, Anurag, Zoya and Dibakar after Lust Stories and Bombay Talkies, and is slated to release on January 1, 2020.