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Zee TV to bring back Fear Files

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | April 21, 2015
The horror show will be aired every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 pm, starting April 25. This will be the second season.

Zee TV, the flagship Hindi general entertainment channel from Zee Entertainment Enterprises, will launch a new season of 'Fear Files - Har Mod Pe Darr' this Saturday.

This will be the second season.

The horror show will be aired every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 pm.

This season, the show will approach fear from a new perspective, one the Zee TV team sums up with the words - 'You can run ... But you cannot hide... it is closer to you than you think ... because fear can haunt you every step of the way!'

The stories will attempt to tap into viewers' sub-conscious fears; the stance being taken is 'This could happen to you...'

The episodes will be produced by multiple production houses, including Zee's content engine Essel Vision, BBC India, Bodhi Tree Productions and Shree Jagganaath Productions. Each has its own brief to work on.

While Essel Vision will explore the theme of possessed objects from our everyday lives, BBC India will focus on a new genre, that of love with a twist of horror. Shri Jagganaath Entertainment's stories will investigate the dark truth behind haunted places, while Bodhi Tree Productions will present episodes that will touch upon subjects such as myths, superstitions and occult.

Pradeep Hejmadi, business head, Zee TV, says, "At Zee TV, we've always looked at weekends as quality time for the entire family. When we plan content for this band, the attempt has always been to bring in variety such that there's something for each member of the family. .."

Naming shows like Neeli Chhatri Wale, DID Super Moms and Maharaskshak Devi as examples, Hejmadi adds, "... as we attempt to consolidate content that rules both the 'mind space' and the 'heart space' of the viewers, the only flavour missing in this exciting ensemble was a thriller," a gap he is sure the upcoming season of Fear Files will fill.

According to him, the objective of this show is to "stimulate the viewers, excite them by getting them to contemplate about mysterious phenomena and cope with fear."

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