MUMBAI: ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ is an unadulterated romantic film. Even the writer, Jaideep Sahani says, “When we say it’s an unadulterated film, we will show romance the way it happens in real life.”
At an event in Mumbai the star-cast of ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’, Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor and Raghu Ram, interacted with students as a part of the ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ promotions. The film is a take on the hypocrisy among people in relation to society values like live-in relationships, dating and sex.
The makers say that ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ will portray and bring light to such issues. Jaideep Sahani says, “We are an ancient civilization, but a young democracy. It will take a while for the change to happen.”
Meanwhile as young role models, actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra had no qualms sharing their views on live-in relationships and physical intimacy between couples.
“I am in a live-in relationship and I am okay with it,” admits Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor plays the male lead in ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ and in the film he is confused to choose between Parineeti and Vaani Kapoor.
Speaking about physical intimacy, Parineeti Chopra said, “Why are we scared to admit it?”
“It’s to do with perceptions and dating, live-in is cool,” says Parineeti.
While Vaani Kapoor admitted she never has been in one live-in relationship, she admits that the person has to be special to get into one. “I will seek my parents approval, not that they will say make an issue of it, but to each its own. I have principles I stand by”, she says.
With the actors of ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ revealing their secrets and being real about their views, we wonder if the film promises to be a gripping take on reality as well.
For now all eyes on ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ directed by Maneesh Sharma.
‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ produced by Yash Raj Films releases on 6 September. The film will also have a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.