'1920-Evil Returns' took a toll on me: Tia Bajpai
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Playing a possessed girl in '1920-Evil Returns' had such an effect on actress Tia Bajpai that she took her onscreen persona home even after the day's shoot was over.
The 24-year-old actress found it tough to switch back to real life after filming was over and her family members freaked out.
"After a gruelling shoot on the sets where I was playing this tormented girl, it wasn't easy to get into a switch on and switch off 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 to the dinner table as well. There were animalistic traits in me and I started speaking in a heavy bass voice at home as well," said Tia.
Her family wasn't amused and after a while and 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. My mom used to worry about what was wrong with me. When my brother said something, I started giving those weird looks to him, just like my character would in the film," said Tia, who had gone through a similar routine during her debut film 'Haunted' as well.
"It became a little too much for them after a while and they started wondering if I had indeed gone mad. Today when we remember that time period, we find it funny but trust me, back then it was weird," she said.
The title of the film, which released last Friday, brings back the memories of Vikram Bhatt's first film in the '1920' franchise that had starred Rajneish Duggall and Adah Sharma.