A few days back, Vikram Bhatt’s Maaya starring Shama Sikander explored the world of BDSM. Now, Bollywood veteran Jackie Shroff and powerhouse performer Neena Gupta are doing the same but with loads of humour in Sonam Nair’s Khujli. They play a couple who have been hitched for 25 years and want to rekindle their passion albeit with a hint of kink. Neena plays Roopmati, a homemaker explaining her husband, Girdharilal about BDSM. Obviously, her understanding of the erotic practice is derived from what is now everyone’s basic coursebook, 50 Shades of Grey. The short film captures the excitement and anticipation of the middle-aged couple who want to try out something in the bedroom. (Also Read: Don’t expect Jackie Shroff to fight with Ram Gopal Varma for questioning Tiger Shroff’s machismo)
The two actors are working together for the first time. With its duration of 15 minutes, it manages to convey its message quite well that of hidden fantasies not being spoken about in a marriage of 25 years. We have seen Neena in the 1984 film Utsav which was famous for the steamy scene between Rekha and Shekhar Suman. Jackie Shroff has been known as a male sex symbol throughout but he has never done something on these lines. Khujli aired on Terribly Tiny Talkies, a channel on YouTube.
In a statement to IANS, Jackie said, “Khujli’ is a light-hearted film. I loved the story and the way Sonam Nair (director) narrated it. I really enjoyed working with the team of TTT.” He also spoke to the news wire about the steamt scenes. he said, “When your director holds a whip in her hands, it becomes easy for an actor to be kinky.” Neena has worked in a number of notable films like Trikaal, Mandi, Utsav, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda to name a few. She also did the hit TV show, Saans. This is her first short film. Neena told IANS, “Shooting for ‘Khujli’ was as much fun as reading its script. When actors have enjoyed the process of doing the film so much, I am sure the audience would enjoy it too. It was a great experience.”
Sharanya Rajgopal, Chief Writer and Creative Producer at TTT, in an interview stated, “The monotony of a middle-aged couple’s life taking a risqué turn is what drew us in. The entire process of making this film has been a riot. Think about it, it could happen to any couple around us behind closed doors.” Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates….