Think bizarre and Deepak Dobriyal comes to mind. After getting our goat with his animal attachment, the quirky actor went ghost hunting while shooting for Anand Rai's Tanu Weds Manu, a few days ago.
Says a unit source, "We're shooting in Kapurthala near Jalandhar. Late one night, Deepak told everyone about a haunted well, where you can see the face of a woman in the water. Deepak sounded so convincing that the unit decided to check with the villagers."
The villagers told them that a young girl had jumped into the well and committed suicide because the local panchayat had not agreed to her getting married to a boy from the village. They said that sometimes people could see her face in the water. That people often went to the well to ask for blessings from the spirit for getting luck in love. So a group from the unit set off to see the well late that night.
Director Anand Rai says, "Deepak told us this whole story. The villagers also said it's true, but none of us saw her face when we went to the well, except Deepak. It was an enjoyable walk, though a bit spooky!"
Deepak says, "I don't actually believe in ghosts but sometimes I do feel scared." However, he insists that he wasn't as scared as the rest. "Everybody was more scared than I was. If they weren't, I would have been disappointed but everyone did get scared because the place was so eerie."
In Tanu Weds Manu, Deepak plays a distant relative of Manu (Madhavan) and his family. The film also stars Kangana Ranaut (Tanu) and Jimmy Shergill.