Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:52 IST
by Subhash K Jha
Who's responsible for spreading the story of Sushmita Sen's "torrid" smooching sequence in
Kalpana Lajmi's Chingari?
Certainly not the principled Kalpana , or the actress who's currently shooting in New York with
Randeep Hooda for Karma Confession & Holy. Apparently both put the blame for the "false" story on
the film's producer Vikas Sahni.
Sushmita apparently phoned Sahni from New York and threatened not to support the film's
Immeasurably agitated, Kalpana lashes out at the whole smooch theory. "This isn't the kind of
publicity my cinema needs. Chingari is about the life of a prostitute . It's about the politics of sex. But
there's no sexy scenes. I haven't made a Julie or a Murder.
"And there's certainly no kissing
sequence in Chingari, let alone a torrid one. If my film required that kind of intimacy it would have it,
and I'd certainly not hide it! Why should I? I'm sure of my convictions as a filmmaker. And I don't
need to seal them with a kiss."
The supposed smooch is actually a love- song sequence that Sushmita personally choreographed
after the choreographer didn't turn up for the shooting.
"Do you think Sushmita or I would do anything vulgar or unaesthetic? Yes , Sush does have
sensuous scenes. But not with Anuj Sawhney. They are with Mithun...How dare Anuj give quotes
about how we had to do 36 re-takes for the love scenes between him and Sush? What's he
implying? That I'm an inept director and Sushmita is a clumsy actress? Please don't make me open
my mouth about that Anuj. He's trouble, period."
This isn't the first time that Sawhney finds himself facing the wrath of a celebrated co-star with whom
he has insinuated more than a passing chumminess. Earlier after the release of Naina Sawhney had
upset Urmila Matondkar by calling her "voluptuous" in print.
"I think he needs to watch himself," warns Kalpana. "And he should stop lying. Because there's no
smooch with Sush ,except maybe in his fantasy."
- Monday, February 20, 2017 Ranbir-Katrina's 'Jagga Jasoos' delayed again?
|'Jagga Jasoos' is one film that has seen several delays right from its inception. After a lot of hiccups, the shooting for the Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif starrer was finally wrapped up last month.|
- Sunday, February 19, 2017 Rudeshock: Kangana now takes a sly dig at rival Deepika
|Saif Ali Khan, do consider yourself safe for now! For Kangana Ranaut seems to be in a venom-spewing mood, and you seem to be the only one who has been spared even though you are her co-star in Rangoon.|
- Saturday, February 18, 2017 OMG! FIR against SRK
|Shah Rukh Khan's elaborate #RaeesByRail promotion around the film's release in January seems to have got him into trouble.|
- Friday, February 17, 2017 It's Really Hot: Check out the latest shower video of Poonam
|Bollywood starlet Poonam Pandey has posted a new steamy video as a treat for fans on the occasion of Valentine's Day.|