Sherawat has become the latest sex symbol of Bollywood
with her un-abandoned exposing in the film 'Kwaish'.
Now she is ready for yet another skin show as an unfaithful
wife in Mahesh Bhatt's 'Murder'. Here is the synopsis
of this film -
(Ashmit Patel) and Simran Sehgal (Mallika Sherawat)
are a young Indian couple who along with their 5 year
old son Kabir, live in the wealthy suburbs of Bangkok.
But life does not go unchallenged: Already lonely
in a strange city, one stormy day Simran bumps into
her ex-lover, Sunny(Emraan Hashmi). It's an encounter
which assaults her mystery, spontaneity, charm and
risk. Sunny succeeds in pursuing her and ultimately
lures her into an extra-marital affair, and everything
goes downhill from there. It puts Simran into an affair
which becomes her obsession. When Sudhir learns that
his wife has lied to him, suspicion propels him to
uncover the shocking details of her infidelity. He
confronts her lover, leading all three of them down
a path of destruction and devastation that none of
them could have possibly ever imagined.
press conference was arranged in Hotel Tabla in Hyderabad
by the unit of 'Murder'. Mahesh Bhatt, Mallika Sharawat,
Ashmit Patel, Emraan Hashmi and Anurag Basu attended
this meet. Here are a few questions hurled at them
and see how they responded -
to Mahesh Bhatt: Don't you
think the teasers of this film are titillating? Would
you recommend this film to be watched with family?
Mahesh Bhatt: I watched the preview of 'Murder'
with my wife and 15-year-old daughter and did not
feel uncomfortable watching it with my family members.
In fact, my daughter surf sex sites on internet. Since,
it has got an A certificate, the exhibitors should
make sure that nobody below 18 years of age should
enter the screening theater.
Q to Mahesh Bhatt: What
is this film all about?
Mahesh Bhatt: This film explores the relationships
between affluent couples in India and abroad.
Q to Mahesh Bhatt: Is
this film inspired by Hollywood flick 'Unfaithful'?
Mahesh Bhatt: No it is not. This film is inspired
by 1940's Hollywood film 'Double Indemnity'. There
are no copyrights for this film as it was made in
1940's. The hero Emraan and Ashmit Patel have faced
similar situations in their real life (extramarital
affair with married woman). Their experience also
came in handy.
Q to Mahesh Bhatt: You
are a veteran filmmaker. Why are you exploiting sex
and making utterly commercial films instead of doing
films that gives message to the society?
Mahesh Bhatt: I have made award winning films
like 'Zakhm' by burning a hole into my pocket. Those
films did not run even for a week. This is the hard
reality of commercial cinema and there is nothing
wrong in making films like 'Murder'.
Q to Mahesh Bhatt: Why
are you making films with all new faces? Why don't
you make films with stars?
Mahesh Bhatt: For big hero films, if a film
becomes hit - the big hero walks away with the total
credit. If that film flops, the blame goes to director.
I prefer making films with new faces, as it increases
my responsibility as filmmaker.
to Mallika Sherawat: Don't
you think acting in films like 'Kwaish' and 'Murder'
would make your image fixed to the title of 'sex bomb'
and it won't allow to fetch any performance-oriented
roles in future?
Mallika Sherawat: I feel proud when people
call me sexy. I am comfortable doing these kinds of
roles. I do not have any problem with that sexy image.
film would be releasing in Hindi and Telugu simultaneously
on 2nd April 2004.