The local horror film “Dukun” has proven to be a box office hit, ranking in RM6.2 million in ticket sales within 4 days of its debut in Malaysia and Brunei. Surprisingly, Noor Neelofa Binti Mohd Noor, or better known Neelofa, recently revealed that she’s indirectly connected to the movie.
During her appearance in the 283th episode of “Meletop”, Neelofa was joined by the stars of “Dukun”. They were Datin Seri Umie Aida (who played alleged murderer Diana Dahlan), Faizal Hussein (who portrayed lawyer Karim) and Hasnul Rahmat.
In order to get into the persona of Diana Dahlan, Umie Aida recalled her terrifying experience of visiting the room where the body was hanged. In a previous interview, the 45-year-old actress also shared how she had to overcome her fear of snakes by not only studying the reptile creatures, but living with them as well. “For 2 months, I did everything with it. There were even times when I went to sleep and the snake would be on my bed,” she recalled.
Similarly, Neelofa confessed to the “Dukun” cast that she couldn’t sleep for 2 days after watching the scary film. The connection between Diana Dahlan, who is loosely based on real-life witch doctor Mona Fandey, and Neelofa’s family, is apparently pretty surreal. The actress-entrepreneur revealed that her family’s home in Pasir Mas, Kelantan was previously situated opposite Mona Fandey’s house. Mona Fandey’s home still remains at the same spot to this day.
Watch her confession below: