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My Best Memories of Indian Horror are from Santosh Library: Ajay Singh

It is no wonder that director Ajay Singh is a Santosh Library Graduate. After all, he helmed Shaitaan Haveli, the Amazon Prime Original web series that is a tribute to the pulp horror films that were a mainstay of Bollywood from the 70s through the 90s. We caught up with the talented director to find out what drives him to Indian horror: Why Shaitaan Haveli? OML had sent me a brief synopsis and wondered if I’d be willing to direct it. Now, interesting thing is, at that point in time I was writing my next series after I Don’t Watch TV, a scientific comedy called Gangster Newton. So to be offered a series named Shaitaan Haveli was really “interesting”. In fact, I asked Varun Thakur the same question when we first met to discuss the series. But once he started talking about the Ramsays and all the horror classics we both loved, there was no doubt about the title Shaitaan Haveli. I think it neatly encapsulated everything about the era and the style of horror that we were paying homage to. How did you go about planning the tone of the series? Did you watch the films that the series [...]



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