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Ekta gives a damn to criticism

TV mogul and film producer Ekta Kapoor is unfazed with the expected brickbats for her upcoming adult comedy, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum. The 37-year-old says she is ready to face the wrath of...

entertainment Updated: Jul 04, 2012 03:06 IST

TV mogul and film producer Ekta Kapoor is unfazed with the expected brickbats for her upcoming adult comedy, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum. The film is a sequel to her 2005 film Kya Kool Hain Hum, which was panned by critics but went on to be a hit as a result of word-of-mouth publicity.

The 37-year-old says she is ready to face the wrath of purists and take on bouquets and brickbats alike.

“I take both appreciation and criticism with a pinch of salt. I’m disassociated from them. They panned the film seven years ago when our society was not even ready for an adult comedy. So I’m openly saying this (the sequel) is not for the faint-hearted or someone who can’t take this kind of humour,” said Kapoor, who was in HT House on Monday to unveil the film’s trailer that will be released on the Internet but not on TV due to censor issues.

“I don’t blame the censor board. I just have a problem with the double standards. You have to understand that the contemporary audience wants to go and watch that kind of content. This is India’s answer to the American Pie series. We can do stuff just as well as they can,” she said.

Kapoor also spoke about recent reports of her tiff with the film’s director Sachin Yardi over a dialogue that takes a dig at the suggestive-sounding surnames of actors Nargis Fakhri and Diana Penty.

“I was insisting that he remove the dialogue because the actors in question will later come after me and not him. But he is not ready. It will take time but I’ll get it removed,” she said.

Ekta Kapoor prayed for the success of her upcoming film, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, at Fatehpur Sikri with the music CDs in her hands!