Actors Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh have been roped in to star opposite Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone in Jism 2, the sequel to co-producer Mahesh Bhatt’s hit 2006 film, Jism. Says Mahesh, “Yes. They both are right for the roles.”
According to Mahesh, he persuaded his producer-director daughter Pooja to rope in Randeep after watching his performance in the yet-to-release Emraan Hashmi film, Jannat 2. “He has done well in that film. And Arunoday has the physical attributes and sensitivity needed to deliver what we expect from this role.”
Giving a preview of the two characters, Mahesh adds, “One is dark and brooding and the other has a more flamboyant, swashbuckling personality. Sunny is the diva.”
Jism, which was directed by Amit Saxena, made headlines in 2006 regarding some scenes that the Censor Board had objected to.
Prod Mahesh on whether this film will be doubly sensuous and he says, “The Censor Board allows us only that much. We will operate within what the law of the land permits. The idea is to make a film with a coherent narrative instead of one, which only titillates. The physical and sensual experience of this film will give the viewers a spiritual one.”
Jism 2, which has been in the pipeline for a while now, will be directed by Pooja Bhatt and is expected to go on the floors by April this year.