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Reality Check Whats the future of horror in Bollywood


For most of us, Bollywood is all about mushy, fairytale romances ending on a happily ever after note. In recent times, however, the industry has been experimenting with a variety of genres, especially horror, which had long been treated with disdain. While an increasing number of filmmakers seem to be realisising the potential of a haunting, the market for scary movies largely remains untapped. On the occasion of Halloween, we track the scope of the spooky genre in India.
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Reality Check Why is kissing in Bollywood films such a big deal


When the rest of the world is increasingly becoming comfortable with sexual content in films, why is Hindi cinema hung up on a harmless kiss?

Sushant Singh Rajput, who stars in Dibakar Banerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, recently revealed how he was tricked into doing a kissing scene with co-star Swastika Mukherjee. During a media interaction, he said he was not informed about it until the last minute as the director wanted to get his natural reaction. Worried, Sushant called up girlfriend Ankita Lokhande and made sure that he told her about the liplock himself to avoid any controversy. “I did six more takes and then called Ankita to tell her that she does not need to worry as nothing of that sort has happened,” he was quoted as saying.

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