This has to be the boldest ever take by a leading lady in a mainstream Hindi film. In Madhur Bhandarkar's upcoming DIL TOH BACHCHA HAI JI, on being asked about her hobby, Shruti Hassan tells Emraan Hashmi - her suitor with a straight face - 'I love watching pornography'. Given the fact that it is Emraan who has been projected as a naughty young man in majority of his 20 odd releases so far, can we say that Emraan has finally found his match?
"Truly, I was stumped when I read that scene," Emraan brings on a smile here, "It is actually the kind of line that could well have been mouthed by me in a film. However, when your leading lady says that, it is something different. I guess for the first time ever, the whole manner in which audience perceives Emraan went to the cleaners. It was the girl who took the lead instead."
Emraan is quick to add though that this is just a passing reference with the film actually being a true to life romcom which has a real take on affairs while being slice of life.
"Girls today are pretty expressive about their feelings for a guy. It is no more about hiding behind a 'pallu' and expecting your man to make the first move," he adds, "The film has girls who are not shy and are stepping out to be as comfortable as their guys."
Not to mention the common interest in pornography as well, right?