Mumtaz feels a spectral presence

Horror fans rejoice! Bithin Das’ spooky flick Teenanko, starring Mumtaz Sorcar along with Rituparna Sengupta and Bidita Bag is all set to release on November 18 to set your bones chilling. And to top it all Mumtaz Sorcar says that while the film itself is scary, shooting for it was no walk in the park either.

So, did something spooky happen on the sets of Teenanko?

Well, according to Mumtaz, it certainly did!

The actor says, “There was this one sequence while I was shooting with Shankar da (Chakraborty), at the Baruipur Rajbari, when something odd happened. We were all on the sets trying to shoot a sequence and we had to keep on retaking the shot because the Dimmer would keep on fluctuating. Now, whoever works in films knows that something like that is not supposed to happen. We had to cut the shot and our director Bithin da asked one of the spot boys to see what was happening. Interestingly, there was no one near the Dimmer when this was happening. Bithin da went on to ask a production guy to manage the Dimmer so that we could continue shooting, but as soon as the guy sat down beside it, the Dimmer burst. We could not continue till the entire shot was re- set up including bringing in a new Dimmer.”

And that is not all! Mumtaz further elaborates, “There was this other incident, earlier. This was while we were reading from the script of Teenanko during the initial days. I do not know if it was the fact that I was getting too much into character, but I would sense a solid shadow around me. Now one may argue that it was a figment of my imagination, but considering the fact that my friend in my Mumbai flat felt an eerie sensation and a cold chill running down her spine, while I could sense the shadow, does raise questions.”

Well, stranger things do happen which words cannot explain and it seems that our very own Mumtaz had an encounter of the spectral kind!