Faux human body parts hung from the ceiling and skeletons popped up from behind doors at the Gothic party of Ek Thi Daayan,which producer Ekta Kapoor said will not scare people but will intimidate them.
“Look around you. It is weird,it is spooky but does not scare you. Witches’ dens are not spooky always as they are made out to be… Like witches are not always found to be scary. There are other world thrills at a witch’s den,” Kapoor said on the sidelines of the party.
“Ek Thi Daayan is a story you will enjoy. It is not derived from any real life incident. So don’t be so serious while watching it,” she said.
A ramp show was put up on the occasion by fashion designer Jaya Mishra.
Ekta walked the ramp along with Huma Qureshi and Konkona Sen Sharma,the two leading ladies of the film,wearing black robes.
Ek Thi Daayan,which also features Emraan Hashmi and Kalki Koechlin,will release on April 18.
Ekta said,”We are showing two facets of a daayan in our film. One side is a pretty human face like any other bubbly beautiful girl,but the other one is straight from the world of skeletons,skulls and spooky tales. But I bet you will not be scared by seeing them.”
Konkona,whose father Mukul Sharma’s story had triggered the idea for the flick,said “It is a supernatural thriller. We are all happy the way director Kannan Iyer has executed the story line. It is a neat work and not an out and out horror film.”
Asked who among the three women in the film is the daayan (witch) of the flick,Ekta quipped “I can’t say who the daayan is right now. We went for flexible actors. And all three of them were so versatile that you will wonder who is the real dayaan. You will also know at the end of the movie.
“After holding shows at Belgrade and Vancouver fashion weeks I felt like introducing the Gothic sub-culture at a show in my home town. What better way than introducing the Ek Thi Daayan team straddling the gothic designed walkway,” Mishra,the official designer of Femina Miss India,said.