It's a straight daytime story. A famous Tamil Actress (name can't be taken) just checking herself in mirror. Film crew is waiting for her next shot. Suddenly they heard a horrified shout. It's from the makeup room. All of them rushed inside, Heroine lying senseless in the floor. They carried her on the sofa there and called doctor. He said somehow actress panicked tremendously. Almost after one hour when felt well, what she told, shiver ran down almost every body's spines there.
She was combing gently her hair, checking her dialogues on the dressing table. When again looked in the mirror, she swears to see a man. "No, no not man, it was something else, dressed like old times Churidar, it was…..like something else, he was smiling, you can't imagine his eye…Ohhh". The actress was still in trauma.
Most people there believed her as this is not new in Ramoji Film City. One of the biggest film cities in Hyderabad has so many haunting legends. A light man said another interesting story. "Sir, we work here with maximum risk", why? Now he murmured softly, "when we sit on the top with light, they try to push us many times." Who? He just smiled.
Director Ravi Babu, who directed last year’s sleeper-hit Avunu, was one of the first to document the occurances . In fact, he had to rush out of a Hotel in the middle of the night due to “some activity”.
“I was staying at a hotel which is a part of Film City. I was also the only customer that night. I felt very strange vibes coming from the corridors of the hotel. It was really spooky. I turned off all the lights but continued feeling the disturbance. To make matters worse, a horror movie suddenly started playing on the channel I was watching. Incidentally, this happened on the very same day that my lead actress Yami Gautam had recounted her tale of how she had to leave her new flat because of strange activity. She said she continuously felt a pair of eyes watching her every move. Back in my room, I was flustered. I quickly decided to go back home, even if it was very late. So, I left the hotel, informed my family, and drove back to my house in the city. It was truly scary,” Babu said.
There are several other places in the city that are now part of urban legend.
The cantonment area in Secunderabad is one such place. Many claim that one must refuse all offers for a “chat” when traveling through the area at night. Claims includes unexplained sightings of a woman and then car trouble.