In a country that boasts of population as large as 120 crores, the word 'sex' continues to be ever-so-enticing. Especially so when it becomes a part of a film. A quick search on the internet reveals that (believe it or not) in the history of Bollywood cinema, not a single mainstream film has ever seen 'sex' forming a part of the title let aside it being a title by itself. The only time when anything remotely related to sex has found a mention in the title of a Hindi film, it has been for Isha Koppikhar's long-decaying-in-the-cans HASEENA - SMART, SEXY, DANGEROUS.
Now let's compare this with our counterparts in the West and the film SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE (1989) continues to be hot (no pun intended) on the home video circuit more than 20 years after it's release. Not that Hollywood is too liberal either with dozens of mainstream films boasting of 'sex' as an integral element. However, when our very own 'desi' director decides to take a huge plunge and (rather bravely) call his movie as LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA, it is indeed worthy of many a headline.
"You said it; I think each story is just being read as a headline today and something that we forget in a week's time", says Dibakar in a sarcastic tone, "Have we ever wondered that there could actually be stories behind each of the stories that are unfortunately relegated to being headlines? When audiences read such a so-called story, there is actually a lot more that just meets the eye. This is what I am trying to convey through LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA where a hidden camera playing a character by itself."
A co-production of Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Priya Sreedharan, LOVE SEX AUR DHOKHA features a bunch of newcomers and releases this March.