Posted: 17 March 2006 at 1:27am | IP Logged
Darna zaroori hai!
Do our bold and beautiful telly stars suffer from any kind of fear or phobia off screen? BT finds out they do
television stars may seem the boldest people on earth, sending shivers
down our spines while enacting those horror acts. But they too suffer
The most common fear among TV actors is of the
crawly reptiles, followed by being alone. Snigdha Akolkar scores in
both, as she's paranoid of lizards and of being alone at home. "We're
three sisters and always together. I don't like to be alone at home. I
switch on TV to give myself company," she reveals.
in the same category is Kishwer S Merchantt, who finds darkness scary
coupled with being alone at home. "And to ward off the evil of
darkness, I keep the curtains of the doors and windows always drawn,"
she says. But Ritu Chaudhary Seth (Shoba of Star Plus' Kyunki Saas Bhi
Kabhi Bahu Thi) takes the cake by keeping away from what she fears the
most, as she tells, "I can never stay alone at night. So, when my
husband is out of town, I shift to my mother's place." And to avoid the
creepy cockroaches, she engages pest control services once every two
macho Rohit Roy may look, he finds snakes yucky and scary. Rohit
gleefully reveals his experience at the recent reality show,
Fear Factor India, that he took part in, "I'd not go a mile near a snake. Fortunately, I got
eliminated before the last round, which meant being in a tub with loads of snakes!"
In contrast, Vinod Singh
aka Ayushmaan, a participant of the same show is brave. He says, "I
fear nothing. I completed all the three stages, which included falling
from a height, being surrounded with lakhs of worms and snakes."
Another reptilehater is Neelu Kohli, according to whom, "I can't even
look at the picture of a snake nor see them on TV. When I see them at
road signals, I nearly die. This trait of mine has rubbed off on my son
too." Beware of yelling at Gaurav Gera for he is sure to shout back at
you, as he says, "I hate anyone yelling at me, loud sounds and too much
crowd. I avoid going out
during Diwali." Vertigo is quite common and Sonal Pendse relates an
incident that put her fear of heights to test, "In my very first TV
serial, Star Plus'
Kyon Hota Hai Pyaar,
I was required to commit suicide by jumping off a terrace. As I stood
on the parapet, I was so scared that two members were made to sit on
the slab below and hold my trembling legs."
De recounts a funny, nevertheless frightening incident, "I'm dead
scared of rats, and can you imagine once one a rat got into my pants!
And I almost did a tandav"!
Have you ever closed your eyes and felt
being sucked into a vacuum?. For the slender Pooja Ghai Rawal, other
than her sleeping schedules, shutting the eyes is scary!