August 25, 2010 04:41:28 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
This Friday sees the release of HELLO DARLING, a light hearted take on sexual harassment at workplace. While the makers claim that the content of this film backed by Subhash Ghai is not explicit in nature, Censors believe that it should be viewed only by adults. No wonder, they have lent an 'A' certificate to the film, something that doesn't amuse leading lady Gul Panag.
"Honestly, the fact that HELLO DARLING has been given an 'A' certificate came as a news for me", says Gul who had earlier worked in an adult comedy titled STRAIGHT, "When I last spoke to my director (Manoj Tiwari), we thought that the film was getting a 'U/A' certificate. Now that I am told that it is for adults only, I am really surprised. I don't know what actually transpired eventually."
Perhaps this was due to the fact that while HELLO DARLING is about sexual harassment, it also features three leggy females (includes Celina Jaitley and Eesha Koppikhar) who are known for igniting heat with their on-screen acts. The combination here could well be a pervert's dream coming true.
"Yes, HELLO DARLING definitely carries a theme of sexual harassment but then it doesn't have anything overtly sexual which would end up arousing people", Gul defends her film, "I haven't seen the entire film though but based on what I have shot, I know for sure that the aesthetics have been maintained.
In HELLO DARLING, Gul plays the character of Mansi Joshi, a research head in a company. Though she is a well performing employee who has good contributions to her company, she can't move up the ladder because she refuses to succumb to the demand of her boss. Later, she teams up with Celina & Eesha to teacher her boss a lesson.