Bidita felt uneasy performing steamy scenes for ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bidita Bag-starrer ‘Babumoshai Bandokbaaz’ helmed by Kushan Nandy has been the talk of the town ever since Chitrangada Singh walked out of this film. It came as a shocker to one and all when Chitrangada slammed the director for passing lewd comments on her and forcing her to perform ‘intimate scenes’ with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a way she was not comfortable. Hence, she walked out of the film. Later, Bidita Bag stepped into her shoes and shot for this film.
The trailer of ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ has grabbed a lot of eyeballs because it has quite a few steamy scenes between the leads. Even the songs are edgy and raunchy to a certain extent. But was it easy for Bidita to perform such scenes? In her latest interview, the actress has revealed that she was a bit uncomfortable initially. She was quoted saying, “I was (quite) uncomfortable before reading the script or signing the film. After the shoot began, I was not uncomfortable. May be because I had full faith in the script and director. Even Nawazuddin is someone, who will not take risks in his career and won’t spoil his image by just doing steamy hot scenes. He knows what he is doing.”
Further adding, “Any sensible director will know that it is a part of the character I am playing, and I am not an actress who is doing a bold scene for the sake of it. Doing such scenes is not that easy and it requires certain talent as well.”
She also spoke about Chitrangada’s exit from the film and stated, “I can promise you that no one will miss Chitrangada. I’m not boasting, but I add a different kind of flavour to the film. You cannot compare the acting. Had she been part of the film, it would have been something different. The director didn’t want me to act like (a second) Chitrangada. They wanted somebody very different.” (Also Read: ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’: When Bidita insisted on retakes for the kissing scene)
‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ is slated to release on August 25, 2017.