Shivdasani?s penchant for sex
After scorching the box office with Julie, director Deepak Shivdasani is ready to make a sex comedy that isn't "cheesy".Updated: Aug 26, 2004 10:19 IST
After proving with Julie that he can take a potentially sleazy theme and turn it into a sensitive study of a woman's struggle, director Deepak Shivdasani is ready to make a sex comedy that isn't "cheesy".
Says Shivdasani: "I didn't have half the budget for promoting Julie that Taarzan The Wonder Car spent. And look at the opening of the two films. With due respects to all my colleagues I have rediscovered my talent. I knew Julie wasn't a sleazy film. But I had to get the audience in. And it worked beautifully. Julie has established my faith in myself."
And now Shivdasani is ready to start his next film, a sex comedy.
"At first I was reluctant. Because I don't want to get branded a sexy filmmaker. But producer Pehlaj Nihalani insisted that I should hear the script once and than decide. He said, after seeing Julie he felt I was the only one who could handle sex so well. Besides, if I could make three films about prostitution - Pehchaan, Baagi and Julie without resorting to sleaze, why not a sex comedy that isn't cheesy?"
Deepak Shivdasani plans
The words roll out: "I don't know whether I should even call my next film
I Love you Boss
a sex comedy. That genre has been so badly abused. And by now everyone knows I'm not a sleaze maker."
It's about a young city girl and her relationship with her 60-year old boss. The plot goes into sensitive areas like marital misalliance and sexual frustration. Both the producer and director are keen to cast Boman Irani in the title role and he's likely to say yes.
"I need a completely new 22-23-year-old girl for the film. I need someone with the looks of Kajol or Rani Mukherjee. I've already started looking for the right girl.
For me, it's an easy film to make because the script has many situational moments. I hope to complete it in no time at all," said Shivdasani.