By Our Bollywood
Reporter Ms Divya
Director Rituparno Ghosh's "Antarmahal", a story
set in the 19th century that depicts the rigid social norms that existed then,
has been labelled "pornographic" by some people.
The film starring Abhishek Bachchan, Soha Ali Khan and Jackie Shroff has some
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While sensuality or boldness is not new in Hindi films and sex remains
a driving force in movies and other art forms, a certain section of the audience
always finds it hard to digest such intimacy on the screen.
could be considered as the one who initiated bold scenes in Hindi films like
"Satyam Shivam Sundaram", "Bobby" and "Ram Teri Ganga Maili".
the legendary showman had to face the brickbats from society. Later on many
movies tried to dabble with the "oomph" factor, as far as they were permitted by
the censor board.
Films like "Julie", "Utsav" and "Insaaf Ka Tarazu"
quickly flash up, but these films too were condemned for portraying bold
Recently Mira Nair's "Kamasutra" and director Shashilal Nair's
"Ek Chhoti Si Love Story" met with a similar fate. Canada-based filmmaker Deepa
Mehta had to shelve her project "Water" after protests. However, she completed
the film and it was applauded recently at the Toronto Film
Whether it's Urmila Matondkar's bold outfits in "Rangeela" or
Mallika Sherawat's smooches in "Khwaish" or Bipasha Basu's dare-bare act in
"Jism", the filmmakers have always tried to push the envelope.
fans cherish the sizzling item numbers, such physicality is looked upon as an
embarrassment or a stigma by some viewers.
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