Monday, December 08, 2008

Sex Scenes For The Director


I can't wait to see the movie Slumdog Millionaire. I think its going to be great. As a result I have been keeping up on the interviews the stars of the film are doing. In a Complex Magazine article, Freida Pinto said something that I never knew before. I do know that Bollywood movies rarely if ever have anything approaching a sex scene. They are usually cut by the censor board.

But, according to Pinto, even though everyone knows this, the directors often have the actors film sex scenes simply so they have something to watch at home. It is like the Bollywood version of the casting couch. If you want to be in the film you have to agree to do sex scenes which will be filmed just like anything else in the movie, but will never make the final cut. The only place it will end up is at the director's house and I guess anyone else he wants to share it with.

Freida says because she is high enough up the Bollywood food chain that she doesn't have to agree to those demands but that she has been in plenty of films where the directors made other actors and actresses fulfill his needs by filming sex scenes that had no chance of making it into the final film and often have no resemblance to the rest of the movie.

Who would have thunk it?

3 comments:

jax said...

wow, watch for Pinto's career to tank in India.

Hotseat said...

this dovetails to what has been called the worst kept secret of the bollywood system: that girls become stars after performing sex acts with directors. http://news.scotsman.com/bollywood/Bollywood-star-caught-up-in.2610774.jp

Nature Girl said...

Bollywood films don't even show the leads kissing...interesting to know what goes on behind the scenes because on screen there's nothin'.

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