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Last Updated 21.03.2019 | 6:50 PM IST
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Manisha dares to bare in Tum

Venus film’s Tum A Dangerous Obsession directed by Aruna Raje is creating news among the industry for it’s three lengthy love-making scenes featuring Manisha Koirala (and this time without a body double). The first is with Karan Nath (who plays a fashion photographer), second with Rajat Kapoor (who plays her husband in the movie) while the third is a four-minute long passionate song sequence in bed. The movie also boasts of other bold and steamy scenes. So hot was the onscreen chemistry of the stars that the film ran into serious trouble with the censor board. They refused to grant a censor certificate unless 16 major cuts were made and the length of each lovemaking scene was reduced to half before submitting the film again. But director Aruna Raje put her foot down and insisted that since the censors were awarding an adult certificate to ‘Tum’, the cuts were unreasonable, as they were very crucial to film’s narrative. Finally after a month long battle, Aruna Raje emerged victorious as they relented and passed the film without any cut. Aruna Raje clarified that “Tum is not a soft porn film meant to tantalize audiences. It is the story of a married woman who gets carried away and gets intimate with a young man. But she soon realizes her mistake. The story is about the repercussions of her one mistake, which turns her life topsy-turvy. Manisha has done some bold scenes in the film, but they are the demand of the story. It deals with her turmoil and about how she tackles the situation. It’s Manisha’s finest performance till date.” Manisha Koirala admits that ‘Tum’ has a very bold theme and it does have a number of daring scenes featuring her. “But they are not vulgar and cheap as they were in Ek Chotisi Love Story”, she says. “When Arunaji narrated the script to me, I liked it immensely. But at the same time I told producer Ratan Jain and Arunaji that I was a bit skeptical doing the film because of my bad experience during ‘Ek Chotisi Love Story’ But both Ratanji and Arunaji assured me that they would not let me down. The bold scenes, which are integral to the story have been shot very aesthetically, which is why they don’t look vulgar at all. Apart from that, I was very comfortable doing those scenes as Arunaji is a woman director. I have yet to see the film but I know that Ratanji is the man of his word. I’m sure that he would never present me in a cheap manner in ‘Tum’ I was sure that ‘Tum’ wouldn’t be a film that would upset me.” Tum will unveil at theatres all over on Feburary 20th.

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