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Virgin woes for Ramjas

A film shot in Delhi University’s Ramjas College has kicked up a storm.

entertainment Updated: Feb 06, 2011 01:23 IST
Neha Sharma

A film shot in Delhi University’s Ramjas College has kicked up a storm. In a scene for the film Boyss To Boyss Hain, the actors — Anshuman Jha and Rajkumar Yadav of Love Sex and Dhoka fame, along with Dhruv Ganesh and Anuj Kumar — are perched on the wall with the college insignia, with boards in their hands that read, “Required A Virgin Girl,” with a phone number under it.

The College’s Principal, Rajendra Prasad says, “I condemn this. They never informed me that they were shooting this scene. I cannot encourage this kind of publicity in my campus. Moviemaking is a matter of art and I am not against art, but they should have done it in a different way. Maybe ‘I need a girlfriend or ‘I need a partner’ would have been fine, but ‘required a virgin girl’ is insulting to a woman and womanhood. I don’t know how this happened.”

The President of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU), Jitender Choudhary, says, “It is a matter of shame that such a scene was shot in a college campus. The films they shoot here have all sorts of scenes. This should not be allowed. I will take it up with the authorities.”

Students of the college are divided on their reaction to the film’s publicity poster, which shows the sequence. Disha Dua, an ex-student of the college, says, “Not only will this hamper the reputation of the college, but also lower students’ morale. The masses will develop a preconceived notion about the students who study here.” Chirag Bhatt, a student of the college, says, “I’m okay with it.”

The film’s director, Amit Chauhan, defends, “We had submitted the script and all the dialogues to the college authorities. Now, they can’t say we didn’t tell them.”