‘I’ve never watched porn for re­search’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Shama Sikander (left) be­lieves in speak­ing her mind, but feels bad when mis­quoted. It was re­ported that the ac­tor had ac­tu­ally watched porn films to pre­pare for her char­ac­ter in the short film, Sex­a­holic. Re­fut­ing th­ese re­ports, the ac­tor says such con­fu­sion leads to other prob­lems and peo­ple also get judge­men­tal.

“I was mis­quoted. I never said that I watched porn films to re­search for my char­ac­ter. Ba­si­cally, I had asked for both writ­ten and visual con­tent that I can re­fer to and get a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the char­ac­ter I was to play. But there was noth­ing porno­graphic in­volved. It was about peo­ple who are sex ad­dicts. The re­search ma­te­rial was ac­tu­ally in­ter­est­ing,” says Shama, who has also done an erotic web series di­rected by Vikram Bhatt.

On whether the In­dian au­di­ences are open to such con­tent, the ac­tor says, “The kind of views we have got for Sex­o­holic or for my lat­est web series, I’ve no doubt that view­ers are re­ally re­cep­tive. Not to for­get the busi­ness porn in­dus­try makes, not just here, but all over the world. And also, in the age of dig­i­tal boom, can you stop any­one from watch­ing or read­ing any­thing and ev­ery­thing they feel like?”

Buzz is that the ac­tor may do a film with Vikram Bhatt. “Yes I’ve film of­fers. But right. An an­nounce­ment will be made soon,” she quips.

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