It is exit time for Ram Gopal Varma. The one Hindi project that he had on hand, XES (that’s the mirror image of the word ‘Sex’) has now gone to ad and feature maker Ken Ghosh. The project is now titled, ahem ahem, XXX. And there are 6 stories in the film.
So are we looking at an extended sex binge on screen? Says Ken, “I can’t promise steamy sex in every story. But yes, sex, or its aftermath or longing for sex would be the basic premise.”
As for the sexual content on screen, apparently the film would have more of it than any Hindi film so far.
Says Ken, “Well, the stories are about sex. So we can’t be coy. I’ve always wanted to work within the bed space. We will have 5-6 stories. But right now there are 12-13 stories that we are looking at.We want to finally select 5-6 stories that would do justice to the theme of sex and erotica.”
Ken feels the genre has been much-abused in the past. “When you think of erotic content a certain visual image comes to mind. This needn’t be so. Erotica needn’t be cheesy. Our film will prove that. The fact that we have a female producer automatically brings some restraint to the content.”
Ken compares the format of XXX to Anurag Basu’s Life In A Metro. “In both there are concurrent tracks in the stories. And yet the characters do converge.”
Since there are as many as six stories the casting would elaborate.
Says Ken, “We are not really looking at established stars. There may be many newcomers in my film. The film has to be cost effective.”