Sex scenes in Saheb Biwi sequel toned down
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 16, 2012)
Tigmanshu Dhulia’s 2011 film, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster became popular as much for its gripping storyline, as the uninhibited display of sensuality by its lead actors Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Randeep Hooda. Surprisingly, for its sequel, the makers have decided to tone down the steamy scenes – not because they want to, but because their lead actor Irrfan Khan believes that a strong subject can do without skin show.
In fact, when we contacted the actor, he replied in the affirmative. “I had full faith in the subject of Saheb Biwi Gangster Returns. Also, I am in line with the makers’ conviction vis-à-vis treatment of the film,” Irrfan told Mirror.
Producer Rahul Mittra, too, confirmed that the sequel has indeed been toned down.
A source close to the project however, revealed more. “Tigmanshu and Irrfan share a great rapport. When they went on floors with the film, they had a brainstorming session over the amount of skin show. Irrfan was of the opinion that with a strong script, the project required no steamy scenes,” said the source.
And Tigmanshu seconded the thought. “However, there are some romantic scenes between Irrfan and the two lead actresses Mahie Gill and Soha Ali Khan. And they have been shot aesthetically,” added the source.
Interestingly, to make up for the lost steam, Neha Dhupia has been roped in for an item number in the film.
The film produced by Rahul Mittra of Brandsmith Motion Pictures has been shot in remote areas of Gujarat.