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Ekta Kapoor: Salman Khan’s movie surprised me!

Ekta Kapoor says that Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 2 item number ‘Fevicol se’ gained unnecessary criticism because the movie had a progressive approach towards the women.

Ekta Kapoor, who has been behind controversial films like Love Sex Aur Dhoka, Kya Super Cool Hai Hum and Ragini MMS, believes Indian men need to change their mentality towards women.

“I appreciate Salman Khan and Arbaaz for their progressive thinking and incorporating the same in the film. Arbaaz very well utilised Salman’s stardom to highlight the responsibilities a man towards his wife and society. There were four scenes in the film that really took me by surprise,” Ekta said.

“Mentality of men in India is becoming a problem. Men do not feel any social responsibility. Our culture is stopping women everytime. The main idea behind making The Dirty Picture was to make people aware of women’s sexuality. When John Abraham goes shirtless nobody has a problem but when our actresses do that everyone wants to chop off that scene,”  added Ekta Kapoor while speaking on ‘Sex, nudity, dance numbers and kisses during at the centenary Film Festival.

Ekta was critisized for promoting witchcraft in her last movie Ek Thi Daayan.The 37-year-old producer said she was shocked to be blamed like this.

It was a horror film and I didn’t promote any witchcraft in it. I even got a letter from National Commission of Women where to my surprise, I was charged for using the Nirbhaya issue during the promotion of the film. I used a bus which was titled ‘The bus to hell’ and they assumed I roped in the rape case to promote my film,” said Ekta.

Ek Thi Daayan Directed by Kannan Iyer, the film deals with witches, witchcraft and are inspired by folklores. Ek Thi Daayan has been produced jointly by Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj.

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