When Tia Carried The 'Spirit' Home During '1920 - Evil Returns'
By Joginder Tuteja,MovieTalkies.com, 31 October 2012
Tia Bajpai is playing a possessed soul in her upcoming release 1920 - Evil Returns. However if the young lady is to be believed, being possessed wasn't something restricted just in front of the camera. She was pretty much finding herself in a haunted state even when she was at home with her family members.
"Can you believe that", says Tia in an animated state, "After a gruelling shoot on the sets where I was playing this tormented girl, it wasn't as easy to get into a switch on and switch mode. Hats off to those who can do that, I can't for sure. The film took such a toll on me that I carried the spirit with me at the dinner table itself. There were animalistic character traits in me and I started speaking in a heavy bass voice at home as well."
No wonder, her family wasn't amused and after a while, when Tia's behaviour started freaking them out, they had a stern word with her that it was about time she drew a line between real and reel life.
"After a while they didn't find it funny at all", reminisces Tia who had gone through a similar routine in Haunted as well, her entry film in Bollywood, "My mom used to worry about what was wrong with me. When my brother said something, I started giving those weird look to him, just like my character would in 1920 - Evil Returns. It became a little too much from them after a while and they started wondering if I had indeed gone mad. Yes, today when we remember that time period, we find it funny but trust me, back then it was weird to say the least."
Well, come 2nd November and it would be interesting to see how convincing Tia turns out to be on-screen as a possessed girl.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder