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'Every publicity or controversy is good for a movie': Ankit Raj

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Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Television actor Ankit Raj, who will next be seen in Karan Razdan’s untitled film that reportedly revolves around love jihad, feels every publicity or controversy is good for a film.

“I feel every publicity or controversy is good for a movie,” said Ankit, adding about the film: “Having said that, I feel this is a very pure story from his (Razdan’s) heart. There are emotional moments when people will cry after watching the friendship of these two male characters and there are a lot of things that people will take away after watching the film.”

Razdan has in the past directed films like Girlfriend (2004), Hawas (2004) and Souten: The Other Woman (2006), which courted controversy. His forthcoming film reportedly revolves around the controversial concept of love jihad.

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Sonarika Bhadoria plays his girlfriend in the film. “She supports my character during the entire film. Having a Hindu girlfriend for a Muslim guy speaks a lot, because it is still a taboo in our country. She is as important as male characters of the film. It’s not about love jihad. It’s a very nice and organic college kind of romance between two people. I think love jihad is a very strong word to use for our film,” he said.

The film also features Ashish Sharma, Anup Jalota and Deepika Chikhalia in key roles.

–IANS

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