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Ekta Kapoor’s next release, Love Aur Dhokha directed by Dibakar Banerjee is a path-breaking film in many ways. It’s meant to shock and outrage. And though the film transmits that in every thread, the most scandalous part of the film is the sex scene between two actors. The scene comes in the second story Paap Ki Dukaan. It is the most shocking scene to be ever filmed in a commercial Hindi film. Never before have had two protagonists stripped down completely. But the nudity in the scene is not even remotely aimed to titillate. If anything, it is gag-inducing, guaranteed to repel you. Like the rape scene filmed on Monica Bellucci in Irreversible.
The controversial scene was shot with an approximate of 4 people in the room while the cameras were rolling.
According to an inside source, “The script required the scene to be shot with full frontal. It took a lot of courage for both the actors to do it. LSD does not aim to shock audiences but does aim at mirroring reality.”
It is this reality factor which is said to be the USP of LSD. The film is co-produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Priya Sreedharan.
The film which is shot with a hidden camera playing a character by itself, LSD features a bunch of newcomers with no mainstream background. Also, sex and voyeurism form a major driving force of the narrative of this film.
The movie talks about how voyeurism is indeed a reality in today’s society. The source says, “The content and scenes in the film will be slightly difficult for audiences to digest but once they know the thought behind it, they will realize it’s the cold hard truth. After all somebody needs to inform audiences and question the decisions they take in day to day life.”
The identity of the actors of the film is kept under cover due to the provocative nature and content of the film. The gossips about the film has already got mouths talking but if there is one thing the team is tight lipped about, it’s the actors and the story of their discovery.
A source from Balaji reveals, “Ekta and Dibaker went on a nation wide hunt for these actors after the script was in place. Since the film mirrors reality, having known faces would not have done justice to the story.” This is the reason why the makers have adopted a marketing strategy of not going out with the LSD’s actors’ identities since it would only increase the audience’s curiosity.
Adds the source, “LSD has been in the news for its offensive lyrics, controversial subject, cuss words used in the film and never seen before nude scenes. Not revealing the actors starring in the film will only further pique audience curiosity about the film.”