Even though Ishqiya has got an ‘A’ certificate without any cuts, the movie is still receiving flak for its steamy scenes and abusive language. But producer Vishal Bhardwaj is unperturbed and says films are a reflection of the society.
“I don’t understand why everyone is talking about the kissing scene in the movie. Don’t you people kiss in real life?,” Bhardwaj questioned reporters at a press conference at Noida on Thursday.
“I personally believe that movies are a reflection of our society. If you roam around the streets, you will see that abusive language and slang are very commonly used by all of us in our daily language. If people will stop using these slang in their language, we will stop using them in movies,” he added.
Bhardwaj, whose Omkara and Kaminey were also laced with slang, clarifies that he doesn't do it to sensationalise his movies.
“I don’t use it deliberately to sensationalise my movies. If you have watched all my movies, then you will realise that in Maqbool and Makadee such language is not used. Whereas the backdrop of Ishqiya is such that one has to face the reality and show it in big picture,” he said.
“People should accept the reality. It’s entirely up to you whether you are comfortable in watching the movie. If not, then you should not go for it,” he added.
Produced by Bhardwaj and directed by debutant Abhishek Chaubhey, Ishqiya starring Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan is releasing Friday.
The film revolves around a widow called 'Krishna' (Vidya Balan) and two thieves - 'Khaalujan' (Naseer) and 'Babban' (Arshad).