Filmmaker and producer Ekta Kapoor says she is happy showing sex and there is nothing wrong with it. She believes the problem should only be with nonconsensual sex and sexual crime.
Kapoor interacted with media at the launch of Alt Balaji show ‘Apharan’ alongside ‘Naagin 3’. Present were actors, Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill, Pearl V Puri, and Surbhi Jyoti.
Ekta has been giving the trendsetting shows to the Indian Television since early 2000 but the maker has also been criticized for promoting sexual content and superstition.
When asked to comment on the same, she said, “I actually believe that I am very happy showing sex. There is no problem with sex and we should not have one. The problem with our country is our teeth for eating are different and the ones we show while smiling are different. We should have a problem with non consensual sex and sexual crime.
As far as superstition goes, Naagin is fantasy show which is great. I mean, I loved Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. We don’t match them in budgets because our’s is 1/100th of theirs. The day we will get budgets like that we will match up in that also. But we more than make-up in our storyline which is why Naagin is such a big hit.”
Kapoor recently revamped her one of her old beloved TV shows, ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ with a new cast which has been receiving a lot of love.
Talking about being criticized for her work, Ekta said it doesn’t get her down. “World over, I am talking about the post-colonial era, anything popular will be criticized. You cannot take a step with a fear of criticism.”
Ekta also disclosed a bit about her upcoming shows, she said, “I do have a political web series coming up. It is a very controversial one, I don’t want to talk about yet because I don’t want to give away anything.”
Balaji Telefilms upcoming films include, the Kangana and Rajkummar starrer, ‘Mental Hai Kya’, ‘Jabariya Jodi’ and ‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’ starring Bhumi Penekar and Konkana Sen Sharma.