Connect with us
Friday,17-September-2021

Bollywood

Actor Vicky Kaushal on his fear of ghosts and water

Published

on

Actor-Vicky-Kaushal

He might have acted in the upcoming horror film “Bhoot: The Haunted Ship”, but Vicky Kaushal is extremely scared of ghosts in real life.

In the build-up to the film’s release, the actor revealed a near-spooky experience from the sets.

“Once, during the shoot, a ladder was almost falling over me and suddenly stopped when it was just three inches away. I had a feeling that maybe there is someone on the set who is feeling disturbed due to us. So I silently requested, we are making your biopic, please let it happen smoothly. But nothing serious has happened with me as in no spooky experiences,” said Vicky.

The actor also revealed that he feels scared while watching horror films and never watches them alone. He shared: “I watch horror films very rarely. Maybe once a year I get the feeling that okay now I am grown up and I can watch a horror film. I feel really scared while watching horror films. I have watched a few in English such as Conjuring, Paranormal Activity and Annabelle. I prefer watching horror films with a set of friends, especially the ones who are even more scared than me. That gives me a little courage.”

However, despite being so scared of horror films, Vicky revealed that he somehow managed to shoot for one.

“I was okay with shooting a horror film because I knew the moment there would be a cut, I would sit sip tea with the ghost. So, I could manage that,” he smiled.

Vicky is eager to overcome his fear of ghosts and revealed that he feels jealous of people who don’t feel scared to watch horror movies.

“I would love to overcome that fear because I get very jealous of people who say we really enjoy horror films. I wonder don’t they feel scared at night? If I see something in the kitchen in a horror film, I would probably see the same thing in my kitchen in real life! And it becomes difficult to sleep alone at night,” confessed Vicky.

There comes a time in our growing up years when we all love to try something adventurous, like maybe visiting a haunted house with friends. Did such a thought ever cross his mind?

Vicky smiled as he replied: “I would always take part in the planning and encourage other friends to go. But I never gathered the courage to visit such a place myself.”

Not just ghosts, there is one more thing which the actor feels scared of, and that is water. Vicky disclosed that he has a phobia of water which has slightly reduced after shooting this film.

“Till before this film, I had a phobia of water which has reduced quite a bit after shooting this. I swam underwater in a 25ft deep swimming pool and I enjoyed it. But the day I can perform a Scooba diving at night, not in a swimming pool but in a sea, only that day I feel I will successfully overcome my fear of water.”

The turning point in Vicky Kaushal’s career was the success of his film “Uri: The Surgical Strike” last year which even bagged him the much-coveted National Award. It has been a year after that and life has changed for better for the talented youngster.

Vicky said: “It has been a beautiful year. There was a time when I was even ready to pay to get work, and now I am receiving so much love. Producers can also rely on me now and I am getting work. Also, I am getting to work with filmmakers with whom it was my dream to work, which feels great. Also, my self confidence has increased and I feel, yes I am on the right track.”

Directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh, “Bhoot: The Haunted Ship” hits theatres on February 21. The film also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Ashutosh Rana in important roles.

Bollywood

I-T sleuths ‘search’ Sonu Sood’s home for second day

Published

on

By

 For the second consecutive day, the Income Tax Department continued its ‘survey’ operations at the home of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, official sources said here on Thursday.

A team of IT sleuths swooped on the 48-year-old Sood’s Juhu home to carry out search operations to detect certain alleged financial irregularities.

The IT department is examining bank statements, books of accounts, documents and details of financial or other business transactions during the ‘survey’, for suspected tax evasion, though no details are being shared officially.

In Wednesday’s operations, the IT had searched around half-a-dozen premises linked to the actor, including offices and other properties in Mumbai and certain locations in Lucknow.

Sood shot into limelight last year (2020) for arranging free flights or luxury buses for stranded migrants during the lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic and sent them to different parts of India, besides organising liquid medical oxygen supplies to various hospitals during the second Covid wave this year (2021).

Continue Reading

Bollywood

IT department ‘surveys’ actor Sonu Sood’s Mumbai premises

Published

on

By

Actor Sonu Sood.

 The Income Tax Department is ‘surveying’ the Mumbai offices and home in the suburbs belonging to Bollywood actor Sonu Sood here on Wednesday, official sources said.

Teams of IT sleuths began the operations since morning, though the reason behind the action is not immediately known.

Sood had shot into prominence last year for arranging free flights to enable stranded migrants reach their homes in different parts of India during the nationwide lockdown.

He also had a scrap with the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allegedly converting his six-story house in Juhu into an illegal boarding.

Continue Reading

Bollywood

Tahira Kashyap reveals how Ayushmann Khurrana won her heart

Published

on

By

Ayushmann-Khurrana

On Ayushmann Khurrana’s 37th birthday on Tuesday, his filmmaker-wife Tahira Kashyap revealed how the actor won her heart, when they both were just 19 years old.

Tahira on Tuesday shared a throwback picture on Instagram and penned a heart-warming note talking about how the actor wooed her.

“We were 19! I found you quite cool, with your frames, bike, matching sweaters and mufflers, but what got my heart was when you held the guitar and sang a song for me,” Tahira wrote.

She added: “You have always been passionate about art and what inspires me is after all these years your innocence and excitement towards work and life remains the same. You have been my biggest confidante and cheerleader.

“I might not be a big romantic as the goofiness (like you would say) gets the better of me, but I want to tell you that life is amazing with you and I continue learning a lot from you! Happy birthday umm P.S. – we were such lookers no.”

Ayushmann and Tahira were childhood sweethearts. The two got married in 2008. The couple welcomed their son Virajveer in 2012 and daughter Varushka in 2014.

Ayushmann’s upcoming roster includes ‘Anek’, ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ and ‘Doctor G’.

Continue Reading

Trending