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Sleazy films - the latest fad in Bollywood
31st Mar 2004   20.35 IST
By ApunKaChoice Bureau  

A new trend for movies with sexually oriented themes has gripped a number of filmmakers in Bollywood.

Consider a few of the recently released films like Tum and Hawas . Both films are based on the subjects of a married woman's infidelity in having out-of-marriage sex. And now in the offing is a third film (' Murder ') on a similar subject.

The question is why these subjects related to a woman's sexually are suddenly getting so much attention.

Aruna Raje, the director of Tum contends, that her movie is not sleazy and there is much more substance in it than few sexually explicit scenes. Speaking in a similar tone is Karan Razdan, the director of Hawas. He says that his movie attempts to balance the two elements of sexuality and pure story-based content.

But then is it a mere co-incidence that Razdan's next movie 'Girlfriend' (starring Amrita Arora and Isha Koppikar ) is based on another bold subject of a lesbian relationship.

Razdan defends: "Actually, in the past Hindi films have been so cloistered from bold subjects exploring human sexuality, that there is a tremendous scope to make good movies based on these issues."

The same opinion is held by Deepak Shivdasani, who is making a film titled ' Julie ' based on the life of a prostitute. The movie has Neha Dhupia in the leading role.

Shivdasani says: " Now that the winds of change are blowing why don't we open up and be more acceptable towards subjects that were considered a taboo before."


Neha Dhupia