Horror film Dukun’s release surprises actress Umie Aida

Umie lived with a snake for two months to portray Diana in Dukun. In the movie Dukun, Umie Aida plays Diana Dahlan, a nightclub singer who is also a self-styled healer, or dukun in Malay.
In the movie Dukun, Umie Aida plays Diana Dahlan, a nightclub singer who is also a self-styled healer, or dukun in Malay.PHOTO: CATHAY
Umie lived with a snake for two months to portray Diana in Dukun. In the movie Dukun, Umie Aida plays Diana Dahlan, a nightclub singer who is also a self-styled healer, or dukun in Malay.
Umie lived with a snake for two months to portray Diana in Dukun. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Umie Aida could not believe that Dukun would finally see the light of day after more than a decade following its completion

The Malay horror film Dukun has run the gauntlet.

A Malaysian consumer group has voiced its concern over elements in the film that "might be unsuitable for the young".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'Horror film's release surprises actress'. Print Edition | Subscribe