Randeep Hooda: Not so great films strive on controversy!

Urvi Parikh, Glamsham Editorial
10/31/2014 1:00:31 PM

Ketan Mehta’s RANG RASIYA, which is finally up for a release next week, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The film which is a biopic on the life of painter Raja Ravi Varma, has created a stir for its obscene content.

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Ask Randeep was he ever skeptical to do a film like RANG RASIYA which involves some bold scenes which could lead to controversies and he says, “Not at all, the film is about controversy. Now that I have a bit more knowledge about the positioning of a film, earlier I wasn't, it was purely just for work. Even now it is for work, but if something is not going to be positioned right and I can see it, then I wouldn't do it. But sensuality and controversy have never deterred me from doing it.”

He justifies further, “In fact, a lot of films that are not so great, strive on controversy. And a lot of controversial films find acceptance because the opinion is guided in that direction. We are not showing graphic, pornographic visuals. But there is frontal nudity. However, it is from a muse to an artist out of love. Not that he's doing a doggy style. It's really, purely expression of art, looking at a human body in a beautiful way and not a lustful way. Most of the vulgarity and things come from our point of view towards it, not from the thing itself. On a naked woman, somebody could see beauty, somebody could see lust, somebody could see disgust, and somebody could just see fat; it depends on how you look at it. So, the phrase 'Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder' is very true and it's more so true for this movie because it is about a guy in whose eyes beauty really lies.”

The film also stars Nandana Sen in the lead and is all set to release on November 7, 2014.