Grabs from a leaked video of Mahesh Bhatt’s upcoming film, Blood Money, are creating a lot of buzz online. A hot love-making scene between the two actors — Kunal Khemu and veejay-turned-actress Mia Uyeda — is now making rounds on the internet. An angry Bhatt claims the news came as a shock to him. “I am upset that this is being called a leak from our end to get attention. It goes against the profile of our film.”
Blood Money is an upcoming Bollywood erotic thriller directed by Vishal Mahadkar, and produced by Mahesh Bhatt. The film stars Kunal Khemu opposite Amrita Puri in lead roles. It is scheduled for release on March 23, 2012.
He insists that it isn’t a promotional stunt. “Blood Money is not a Murder (2004). These leaked images won’t help the film. In fact, they will create the wrong buzz about it. They don’t represent the essence of the film.” In the scene, Kunal’s character has a momentary lapse of judgement and gets lured into having sex with Mia’s character. But he feels guilty upon regaining his senses. The film is supposedly inspired by Bhatt’s earlier film, Naam (1986).
“In Naam, the hero is involved in illegal activities by choice because he wants to make money. But in Blood Money, he falls into it by accident. The story is also about claming to be morally sound until someone tempts you. Millions of youngsters go abroad with stars in their eyes, but in the movie, Kunal’s character Kunal Kadam’s dream turn into a nightmare.” The thriller, w hich releases on March 30, also features actor Amrita Puri.
Other films that were busted on the Internet
The Dirty Picture (2011) promo was leaked online before the launch.
The Housefull 2 promo featuring producer Sajid Nadiadwala dancing, was shot from a cell phone and released on the Internet.
Tera Kya Hoga Johnny (2008) was created a shock as the whole film was leaked just days before its release.
Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri’s kissing scene in Rockstar (2011) also made the rounds on the Internet.