Requesting that explicit content be muted in an adult film may seem ludicrous, but Riya Sen, close on the heels of her wedding last month, has approached the makers of Ragini MMS Returns with a request of similar nature.
Sen, who tied the knot with long-time beau Shivam Tiwari in an intimate ceremony, "had reservations" about certain scenes in the third instalment of Ekta Kapoor's horror sex franchise, which sees her in a prominent role.
Talking about the show that will release on Kapoor's digital platform Alt Balaji, a unit hand says, "Riya, who essays the pivotal role of Simran in the show knew that the series would involve intimate scenes featuring her and co-star Nishant Malkani. They were meant to be explicit, but Riya was uncomfortable while filming them." The actor, the source adds, raised her concerns with director Suyash Vadhavkar, who keeps his cast's comfort in mind. "He toned down the intimate scene and shot it aesthetically. Although Riya has done a fair share of steamy roles, she wasn't at ease this time since she is now married."
Sen confirms the news to mid-day, saying, "I had reservations while shooting the intimate scenes and convinced Suyash to tone them down."
Given that this series will exploit the horror genre more than the sexual content, abiding by Sen's request wasn't difficult, the source says. "The director worked his way around with cheat shots."
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