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‘More to film than bikini scene’

PTI, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 14, 2014
First Published: 10:48 IST(14/3/2014) | Last Updated: 17:31 IST(14/3/2014)

Director Nupur Asthana  says she feels disappointed that people are only talking about actor Sonam Kapoor wearing a bikini in her recently released film, Bewakoofiyaan.

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Sonam, 28, has worn a bikini on-screen for the first time in a film and it has become the talk of the town. Around two years back, Sonam had said that she would never wear a bikini as she does not have a perfect body to carry it off. “It is disappointing that people are talking about it (bikini scene) only ... the focus is on that.

Sonam Kapoor

There are other things, too, in the promo to look for. I am sure when people will see the film they will understand the relevance of it (bikini scene) and get to see a lovely film,” Nupur said. She insists the ‘bikini and kissing’ shot has not been added to merely grab eyeballs. “For the lovers who are dating for two years or so, it is natural to get close. As for the bikini scene, the couple, along with their friends, go to a resort so it is obvious for her (Sonam) to wear it,” she said.

“We are showing a real girl and not a supermodel wearing a bikini. It is there just for a few seconds in the film,” she added. This is Nupur’s second directorial venture after Mujhse Fraandship Karoge (2011). She is excited as well as anxious for the Sonam and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer. “The story was written by Habib Faisal, and I just loved the idea of a love story in times of recession. It is something not attempted earlier. We did make certain changes to the storyline to make it more entertaining for the audience,” Nupur said.

She also adds that the thought of this unusual pairing of actors was always there. She is glad that she got the approval from both of them for this film. “It was relatively easy to get them (Sonam and Ayushmann) on board for this film. Both understood the plot well and their characters. The film has a story which is relatable not only for lovers, but their families as well,” she added.

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