Pankaj Tripathi who will soon be seen in the Bollywood’s first horror-comedy, Stree, starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, had a rather interesting way to pass time.
For someone who seems to have an affinity for all things paranormal in the film, he continued doing the same off camera as well. In Stree, which is based on the Kannada urban legend of Nale Ba, Pankaj narrated ghost stories. Gathering the cast and crew, the actor delved into stories he heard from his childhood to entertain everybody on sets. He ended up spooking the leading lady of the film, Shraddha Kapoor.
Says the actor,
“I’ve always loved listening to stories, especially the paranormal kind. The fun was how people said it and how everyone seemed to have one. My village in Gopalgunj had so many stories like these that I had heard growing up. So, on set it started as a joke where we one day decided to share ghost stories but soon it became a regular thing and all the ones I had heard in my childhood came in handy, as I had many stories to tell. The location made it even spookier.”
Pankaj said of his innovative way of setting the mood was just right for a horror comedy.
Pankaj Tripathi will also be seen in the much-awaited web series Mirzapur, starring Ali Fazal and Shweta Tripathi. He will soon begin shooting for the Shakeela biopic alongside Richa Chadha who plays the titular role. Stree starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead releases this Friday, 31st August 2018.