The actor is disappointed that how the clip is taking totally out of context from the greater issue in the film and is projected in a sensational manner across the country
Radhika Apte’s ‘leaked’ video from Parched is grabbing eyeballs online. The bold actress’ lovemaking scene with co-star Adil Hussain has become the talk of the town. It is unfortunate that Leena Yadav’s Parched that focuses on how women are treated like second class citizens of the country is gaining recognition only for the ‘nude clip’. Bollywood Life spoke to Radhika’s co-star, Adil Hussain if he felt this entire episode trivialized the film. He replied, “Parched is all about the mindset of men. In India, men are raised to believe that they are superior beings. I have spoken about how everyone is talking about Radhika Apte’s sex clip and not Adil Hussain’s sex scene. Why? Yes, Radhika is certainly more famous than me. Also, because a woman is much more saleable, isn’t it? Sex sells, of course. It is a little ironical but Parched deals with the same mindset as we see now behind this leak. I am glad that with the media talking about it, attention is being drawn towards the film that deals with India’s patriarchal mentality. It is a sad that it dilutes the depth and aesthetics of the film. Unlike China or Japan which are far more sexually liberated countries, Indian society is still stuck up. A film like Parched has a lot of significance in contemporary Indian society.”
The Life Of Pi actor also says he’s surprised why it is being talked about as leaked clip. “See, the film is available for public viewing. It was shown in the US and ran for two months in France. Someone filmed the scene with a video camera and uploaded it on the web. It is not a leak. One scene was pirated from the film,” he states.
The actor is disappointed that the film has been in the news solely for this video. “I feel there is need for better communication between artistes, makers and the people. The media plays a role in this. I feel people should report with a little more sensibility. I understand the need to sell news but one can be a little bit kinder. One does not need to cater to the lowest common denominator every time. I feel it violates certain values of art. That sex clip is so out of context. Abroad, everyone loved the sequence saying it was shot very aesthetically. How and why it happened mattered to them. Here is it just another “sex clip”!
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