Bhushan Patel, who has been in the industry for close to two decades now and turned director with the box office success 1920-EVIL RETURNS two years back, is now ready with RAGINI MMS-2. Though one would expect that the presence of sizzling Sunny Leone would have made his stint with the horrex affair much enticing, the filmmaker says that on the contrary, it was as hard as it got. No pun intended!
"People feel that just because Sunny has a bold past, it would be a cakewalk to shoot her erotic scenes for the film. Even for erotica, there has to be a purpose and sense. A story has to be told around the bold scenes too," says Bhushan.
He adds, "Also, at the time of shooting, at least the director is the last person to have any fun. My job is to shoot a scene and for that I have to make sure that the lighting is right, camera is placed well, sound is correct, the artist is giving a right emotion, the works. It is a job in hand; you can't get distracted by treating yourself as a viewer. With an actor out there, even if it is Sunny igniting the heat, you have to keep the hat of a director on."
No wonder, when his friends would tease him at the 'opportunity' of working with Sunny, Bhushan would shrug it all away.
"What I really like about Sunny is the fact that she is very humble and down to earth. Also, with her around, I did not have to worry about glamour. Instead, I just had to focus on horror, which, in any case is my forte. With Sunny's presence in the film, it was a breeze to intersperse glamour with horror. I got the best of both worlds," smiles Bhushan while gearing up for the film's release this Friday.