A scene from a 20-minute short film, directed by Anurag Kashyap, has been doing the rounds following Sunday on WhatsApp.
In an interview, Kashyap said that the feature is a piece of his short film taking into account a genuine story. “The film has a capable snippet of a lady lifting her dress from the front and uncovering herself. Just a striking, gutsy performing artist could do such a scene.”
Kashyap said, “Radhika Apte herself was so glad for it. Anyhow, when you put out a feature like this without setting, individuals begin making jokes on it. You attempt to make a stride forward as a movie producer, they make you five strides back. What’s more, she feels misled and I feel responsible for it. I rang our police commissioner Rakesh Maria when I came to know of it and he quickly followed up on it.”
The short film is a piece of a universal international project having six short movies directed by executives from distinctive nations set up together to make a huge film. It is implied and meant to release only in the international business.
Kashyap told TOI: “My story was inspired by a true story and is a very powerful film. It was very difficult to make this short film due to this little sequence in the film of a few seconds that involves the actress to lift her dress and expose her lower front part and needed that very minor partial nudity front shot. It took us so much time to do it in a non-sexual way, as it is meant to be absolutely non-sexual and we took all the care we could. It was not easy to find an actor who is brave enough to participate in it. The entire shooting crew was women as we knew that we were making something as sensitive as this. And there were girls at every stage of the post-production. At every stage of the post-production, that part was either sent blank or pixelated before being sent. So, nobody even knew who is a part of the film. And everybody assumes that since it is an Indian film, it will always be pixelated. After taking all the care, the film was delivered to New York a month back. And then, all of a sudden after a month from nowhere, this video popped up online.”