Ek Thi Daayan releases today. Emraan Hashmi will be torn between the attentions of Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin and Konkona Sensharma to decide which witch is which. The trailer offers many tantalizing theories about recognizing a witch while the National Commission for Women protests against the ‘negative’ portrayal of witches/women in the movie. Now would be a good time to examine how many witches and lady ghosts have appeared in Hindi movies. How scary were they? What did they do? Bad things or good things? How were they identified? How memorable were they?
From this week, we bring you Filmy Friday, a column by Diptakirti Chaudhuri.
Diptakirti Chaudhuri is crazy about Bollywood. In fact, he is crazy enough to have written a book on Bollywood trivia. He can be found on Twitter and Blogger by his first name.