Art & Entertainment

R Balki On His Segment Of ‘Lust Stories 2’ Starring Neena Gupta: It Is A Family Lust Story

Filmmaker R Balki’s segment in Netflix's ‘Lust Stories 2’ starring Neena Gupta, Mrunal Thakur and Angad Bedi.

R Balki
info_icon

For the longest time, flowers were used to show romance on screen. Two flowers entangled with each other, and it portrayed anything both love and lust. However, things changed with time, and several OTT makers now show love and sex in a realistic manner. 

As Netflix’s ‘Lust Stories 2’ releases this Friday with four short films, filmmaker R Balki, says that he thinks sexual portrayals in films are confusing. In Balki’s segment of ‘Lust Stories 2’ — starring Neena Gupta — her character tells Mrunal Thakur’s character “Ek choti si gaadi lene se pehle test drive karte ho na. Toh shaadi se pehle no test drive (You go for a test drive before buying a car, don’t you. Then why are you so shy of a test drive before marriage)?”

Balki, talking about the same, told Indian Express,  “It is the way you feel. It is such an obvious thing… It is about common sense. Neena Gupta plays a grandmother in the film and she looks like a very normal grandmother who does puja, she is conservative and traditional. Her thoughts are neither progressive nor conservative; what she is saying is just common sense. There are many reasons why people get married, but the human reason… What else can it be? Just check out beforehand that you are good enough for each other. That question that most parents don’t ask, so it’s her. Who better than that person to ask these questions? She’s seen life.”

He added, “I don’t differentiate between men and women, it is from a person’s point of view. It is not from a woman’s point of view or a man’s point of view, it is a point of view. Fundamentally it is just a conversation, it is what I call a ‘U’ rated lust story, it is just simple as that. You can watch it with the whole family, it is a family lust story. You always think of lust stories as raunchy stuff, of course all that is also beautiful, but we just chose to do this because we felt it was our fun thing to do, to have a talk about things in most families, which they never have. How can a father have a conversation with his daughter if she is sexually compatible with the guy she is seeing? Can any parent ever ask that question? I mean it’s the most important question, it is the basis of their lives.”

‘Lust Stories 2’ has short films by filmmakers R Balki, Konkona Sen Sharma, Sujoy Ghosh and Amit Ravindernath Sharma.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement