Do you believe in Supernatural and uncanny?
The scariest horror story you heard as a child.
We all have heard horror stories as kid. I remember I was petrified of 'Teen Mundi Waali Aurat' ( three headed lady ). The story went that she would surface only at night and would prey on helpless kids. As soon at the clock would strike 8pm I would run home and be petrified as I did not want to end up on the plate for that scary lady (Laughs)
Have you ever had a brush with the uncanny?
I was about 16 years old and we were returning from Goa. It was a train journey and there are a lot of small villages along the route. We stopped at one station for tea and I decided to venture out. I was staring at this jungle which was not very far from me , when I saw a flour scent green light shine in one part of the jungle. It just kept moving from one tree to another. I stayed there hoping for some explanation but could not find any. It was very eerie and spooky!
When have you been the most scared?
I used to share my room with my brother and one fine night he gets up at 3am screaming his lungs out. He had a horrible nightmare and there I'm trying to console him. He is not talking, just screaming and crying. However, he just kept staring at a particular wall and kept crying. It was terrifying.
Your favorite horror movie.
1408 is my favorite horror movie.
Any horror dare that you have done.
Where I stay, there is this supposedly haunting building. The dare was to step inside the premises and stay there for a couple of minutes and then get back. None of my friends attempted it. I did gather my guts and went to complete the challenge, but I just touched the building and came running back (Laughs!)
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