The Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer film ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’, has already become the most talked about film mainly because of the intimate scenes. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bidita Bag will be seen sharing several intimate moments in the film and that had invited the wrath of ex-CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani. The makers had appealed to the FCAT and the has been cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with ‘eight minor, voluntary cuts’.
Since the film got attention because of the racy nature of its trailer and songs, actress Bidita Bag spoke at lenght about the ‘love making scenes’ in the film. In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Bidita Bag says, “Phulwa, my character in the film is very unusual. The first two takes were looking very innocent, cute and lovey-dovey. The character’s boldness, the rawness, her overpowering personality and her passion was not showing. So I insisted on retakes to bring about that rawness. Also, I was cast opposite Nawazuddin, a perfectionist. While kissing for the camera, two people shouldn’t merely be rubbing at each other’s lips. A kiss should be true to the characters they are playing.”
Despite this being her first film with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the actress had no apprehension or qualms about performing intimate scenes before the camera. Bidita has often mentioned that Nawazuddin comforted her and their chemistry stems from there. Chitrangda Singh, who was formerly signed for the thriller, had already shot for the intimate scenes earlier. As she is no longer a part of the film, Nawazuddin had to re-shoot for the scenes with Bidita. Now that The Tribunal has passed the film without cuts, the intimate scenes can be seen in theatres.
Produced by Kiran Shyam Shroff and Ashmith Kunder, directed by Kushan Nandy and written by Ghalib Asad Bhopali, ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ is scheduled to release on August 25.