MUMBAI — Director Ananth Mahadevan is all set to showcase “Aksar 2” to the audiences Oct. 6. However, he feels that the film is being perceived as an erotica, which it is not. In fact, “Aksar 2,” he said, is a thrilling suspense drama that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.
“The first ‘Aksar’ was about a man asking another to seduce his wife, so it automatically lent itself to being a steamy film. But “Aksar 2” is not in that genre at all. It is about six people coming together and playing mind games, and then realizing that things can boomerang. It is classic suspenseful, old-fashioned noir,” explained the concerned director.
The first trailer that was presented to the audiences had a couple of lovemaking scenes between Zareen Khan and Abhinav Shukla. However, Mahadevan said that films today do have steamy scenes but that does not make them fall into the erotic genre!
“Yes, there are some kisses between Zareen and Abhinav, but smooches are common in films now. There were more kisses in “Lipstick Under My Burkha,” but you don’t call that an erotic film,” Mahadevan said. “I don’t want to mislead the audience. I want my female audiences to come in,” he concluded.
Presented by Siddhivinayak Creations, which also produced the 2006 thriller, “Aksar,” that was a success and so far, Mahadevan’s only Hindi hit, “Aksar 2” is produced by Narendra Bajaj, Varun Bajaj and Chirag Bajaj. It has music by Mithoon and lyrics have been penned by Sayeed Quadri and stars Gautam Rode, Mohit Madaan, Lillete Dubey and Sreesanth.
Mahadevan also tweeted that Himesh Reshammiya, whose music primarily made “Aksar” a hot brand, was “preoccupied” and so did not take up the film, and that he had to “move on.” As of now, the music has not made waves at all.
Source : http://www.indiawest.com/entertainment/bollywood/aksar-is-a-suspenseful-old-fashioned-noir-not-an-erotica/article_928424d0-9d77-11e7-a5f0-932d7db080ca.html