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Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; October 27, 2012)Tia Bajpai
Bollywood is rife with instances when actors are known to have gone to great lengths to make their scenes on the big screen look as authentic as possible. And one such actor happens to be Tia Bajpai who apparently insisted on doing a risky stunt herself for Vikram Bhatt’s 1920: Evil Returns. An insider reveals that Tia was required to shoot for a sequence where in her possessed state she throws up iron nails.
“While the unit and (director) Bhushan Patel suggested that they use special effects, Tia insisted on spitting out the nails herself. This meant holding the nails in her mouth before spitting them out, which was quite risky as the nail could injure her mouth and throat. But she did it even though at one point she was close to swallowing them. It did scare everyone, but she pulled it off flawlessly,” says the source. “Tia is a small packet of energy and guts! Even in Haunted, she had done most of her stunts on her own and that included being thrown about. She knew that beating the first 1920 in terms of her performance would be tough and so she gave it her all,” adds Vikram.
While shooting for ’1920 – Evil Returns’ in Sweden, Tia Bajpai had a tough time acclimatising with the weather
Sonali Josji Pitale (MID-DAY; October 18, 2012)
While most actors have a rollicking time on their shoots abroad, for Tia Bajpai it had turned out to be a nightmare. For her upcoming film 1920-Evil Returns co-starring Aftab Shivdasani, the actress was required to stand in the middle of a chilled river in Sweden for a certain sequence. The cold bit her hard and she was left in utter discomfort.
Our source says, “It was for a scene where Aftab traces back a missing Tia in the middle of a river. Along with the rest of the crew, Tia had to stand in chilled waters for a long time. She was shivering but did not complain about the cold.” Another source from the film’s team says, “It took us an entire day to finish that scene. By the end of the day, Tia had turned blue. We immediately took her out and had her wrapped in a blanket. The next day, the entire unit teased her by calling her Baby Blue.”
Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; July 1, 2012)
Last seen in Lanka, Tia Bajpai is currently in Kashmir to shoot for her next, director Rahat Kazmi’s Identity Card. Apparently, the actress is more excited than nervous about shooting in the valley. Of course, that’s understandable considering the number of biggies who’ve shot in Kashmir of late, and the newbie apparently can’t wait to experience the city, both on-screen and off-screen. She says, “The movie’s not about terrorism. People there carry identity cards with them all the time otherwise they run the risk of being misidentified as terrorists, and that’s something the movie is exploring.” Tia plays the role of a documentary filmmaker, and says she’ll spend her free time exploring the city.
After Karisma Kapoor, it now the turn of Aftab Shivdasani — courtesy filmmaker Vikram Bhatt
By Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; May 14, 2012)
After having relaunched Karisma Kapoor in Dangerous Ishhq, Vikram Bhatt has now set his eyes on Aftab Shivdasani. The writer-director has decided to focus on his next production venture — the sequel to his horror film, 1920, which stars the star. The film is called 1920 – The Evil Returns.
Says Vikram, “My film with Karisma is out. It’s now Aftab for me. I will now concentrate on this project. The shoot is complete and in the coming weeks chalk out a strategy for it.”
For the past few years, Aftab’s film front has not been happening. Last seen in forgettable films like Players and Bin Bulaaye Baraati, the actor’s attempt to turn producer with Aao Wish Karein in 2009 also proved disastrous.
He is apparently looking at Vikram’s horror flick as yet another attempt to find a foothold in Bollywood. Vikram chose Aftab over Rajneish Duggall (a regular fixture in his movies) who featured in 1920. The film which released in 2008 revolved around the events surrounding a married couple living in a haunted house.
It is the first time that Aftab is part of a horror flick, and has worked with Vikram in several films earlier like Deewane Huye Pagal, Awara Pagal Deewana and Kasoor.
The horror film which has been shot in Sweden has Tia Bajpai as his co-star. Adds Vikram, “The film has been directed by Bhushan Patel, who was my assistant. There is more evil More >
By Taran Adarsh, May 5, 2011 – 21:02 IST
After a series of films belonging to diverse genres, like GHULAM [action drama], KASOOR [suspense thriller], RAAZ [horror] and AWARA PAAGAL DEEWANA [action/comedy], Vikram Bhatt has finally found his calling with a genre that not many storytellers would venture into — horror. Like his previous films, 1920 and SHAAPIT, HAUNTED sells the most basic emotion, fear, but the question is, do the thrills and chills send your adrenaline rushing? Is HAUNTED daunting enough? And does it succeed in giving you those heebie-jeebies that you associate with horror movies?
With HAUNTED, Bhatt merges the deadly combo of horror with 3D effectively. It’s an absorbing and gripping edge of the seat horror film that keeps the mercury rising in those 2.15 hours. This movie is not for the faint-hearted, I wish to state at the very outset.Write your own movie review of Haunted – 3D
For Bhatt, it all began with RAAZ. He gave the audience a taste of classy, spine chilling horror experience with that film and after a gap of almost six years revisited the genre with 1920 and SHAAPIT. After a trilogy of spooky films and comprehending the genre better, the film-maker delivers yet another scare fest that ranks amongst his most accomplished works so far.
What really sets HAUNTED apart from films of its ilk, even those attempted by Bhatt, is the fact that it never takes the tried-and-tested route or resorts to clich?s while narrating the tale More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, November 1, 2010 – 12:21 IST
After making spooky flicks such as Raaz, 1920 and Shaapit, director Vikram Bhatt is back with his latest venture Haunted. The USP of the film is that it is India’s first stereoscopic 3D Horror film. Haunted stars Mahakshay Chakraborty (earlier known as Mimoh) and newcomer Tia Bajpai in lead roles.
The story has been penned by Vikram Bhatt himself, and revolves around certain happenings in a house with a secret past and a haunted present. The ace director has roped in Hollywood’s leading 3D technicians and support staff from Canada who has earlier worked in the 3D genre. Bhatt claims that the film is his ‘most expensive and ambitious project till date’. Haunted is in its post production stage and will hit the screen early next year.