Ruskin Bondâ€™s â€˜The Wind On Haunted Hillâ€™ on ZEE5
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IBNS): ZEE5 recently announced its association with renowned author Ruskin Bond where 12 of his ghost stories come alive on screen – ‘Parchhayee – Ghost stories by Ruskin Bond’.
The first one ‘The Ghost in the Garden’ starring Farida Jalal, Sarah-Jane Dias, Swanand Kirkire received a phenomenal response and now presenting the next story from the anthology ‘The Wind on Haunted Hill’ starring Manav Vij, Dalip Tahil, Sara Arjun, Mazel Vyaas, Armaan Ansari & Gauri Singh.
National award-winning director V.K. Prakash who has directed the story says, “Ruskin Bond short stories have always been fascinating. Each story creates its own little world of fantasy. The idea to adapt these stories on screen is what drew me towards the project. It was a wonderful experience creating Ruskin Bond's world on screen, shooting in cold, scenic hill stations. Plus, the added benefit of it being on a huge platform such as ZEE5 would ensure its vast reach. Banijay Productions has been doing some very good work off late and without their support and passion towards this project, it would have not been possible to achieve the results we have achieved.”
Actor Manav Vij said, “Working for ZEE5 and Banijay’s upcoming Ruskin Bond series has been an amazing experience. I always had this fascination with Ruskin bond stories as a child and considering it is my launch into the web space, I was looking for a character this unique. Thank you to ZEE5 and Banijay for bringing this opportunity to me. While shooting with them, I only wished this short story was longer and didn’t finish so early. Looking forward to work with them again. All the best for the show.”
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