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‘Lovemaking scenes were difficult’

Actor Kainaz Motivala, 21, who plays the protagonist in Ragini MMS, Ekta Kapoor's version of Paranormal Activity, says that the explicit lovemaking scenes with co-star Raj Kumar were difficult for her to shoot.

bollywood Updated: May 04, 2011 11:52 IST
Neha Sharma

Actor Kainaz Motivala, 21, who plays the protagonist in Ragini MMS, Ekta Kapoor's version of Paranormal Activity, says that the explicit lovemaking scenes with co-star Raj Kumar were difficult for her to shoot.

“I was uncomfortable doing the intimate scenes. Till then Raj and I didn’t know each other well. But he had done these scenes in Love, Sex Aur Dhokha so he made me somewhat comfortable. There were many people from the crew in the room, that made it very difficult. I told the director (Pawan Kriplani) and we tried to have few people in the room. Honestly, it was also the constant reminder of my parents watching the scenes that kept making me more and more uncomfortable," she laughs.

The film was shot in a lone bungalow on the outskirts of Mumbai, and though the actors had attended a month-long workshop to prepare, Kainaz says she was spooked out during and after the shoot. “We had watched lot of international horror films during our workshop to get into the character. But when I started shooting, it was quite scary. There was a certain room in the bungalow that gave out really strange vibes. Weeks after the shooting got over, I used to get up at four in the morning because I felt so scared. I thought of taking therapy,” she says. About the censor board’s decision to tone down the promos, she says, “People can anyway watch the uncensored video online. I don’t know why they didn’t agree with the promo but it’s ok, maybe they needed to tone it down for TV.”

And how did she land the lead role? “I auditioned twice for the role. Usually during auditions they give us a script and a scene, but I was given a character sketch and two different situations. Then I was called for another audition.”

Ekta Kapoor is known to be a tough taskmaster but Kainaz says that she never had a problem with her. “Not at all. She was always very sweet, casual- not the taskmaster at all.” After the release of the film, the actor , who has been seen in Wake Up Sid and Paathshaala says she plans to take on “meaningful roles”. “I don’t want to take on just any film. I will not do senseless films.”