Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt will direct the third installment of the erotic-thriller franchise from Bhatt’s production house, Jism.
Pooja said the film, titled Jism 3, will be the “boldest” in the series and will feature three men and one woman in the lead role. “I will start working on Jism 3 this year and the film will release sometime in 2017. It has to be the boldest movie yet. I have decided to completely shake up things this time,” Pooja said.
The 2003 film Jism starred Bipasha Basu and John Abraham, the latter making his debut in Bollywood. The sequel, released in 2013, marked the debut of adult star Sunny Leone in the Hindi film industry.
When asked if she will be launching newcomers in the film, Pooja said, “I don’t know, let the speculations begin.”
Even though she plans to make Jism 3 the boldest in the franchise, the actress, who has directed films like Paap and Holiday, is not worried about the censor board. “I have no issues with them. If I don’t agree with something they are asking for, I fight. Jism had one cut, excess amount of boldness was toned down in the sequel, my other film Sadak faced issues and Zakhm was banned. So this talk of filmmakers not having freedom of expression is not new, it has been happening.”
Watch Bipasha Basu and John Abraham in a song from Jism
Pooja said when she was dealing with an obscenity case for her film Rog, no one came out in support of her. “I fought my battle for the Rog obscenity case alone for 8 years. Not one person from the industry came out in support. So now deal with the problems. It’s too easy to join the crowd and hurl stones.”
Watch Sunny Leone and Randeep Hooda in Jism 2
Pooja is currently producing Richa Chadha-starrer Cabaret .
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