Bhatt Film Inspires Desi Sex Trip
By: Kumar Saurav
The porn portal from the Mahesh Bhatt movie Kalyug exists and is taking its users on a real sleaze trip across Indian metros. And Bhatt isn't amused
We don't always expect films to come true. When Mr Good kills Mr Bad Guy on the big screen, we don't expect the latter to be resurrected in the real.
But sometimes Mr Bad does jump out of the screen to rattle our sanitised worlds.
Indiapassion.com, the porn portal made infamous in the Mahesh Bhatt film Kalyug, which had on show a secretly-taped sex video of a newly-married couple on their honeymoon and drove the girl to commit suicide, wasn't a figment of any writer's imagination.
A still from the film Kalyug
Such a site exists and is now conducting an extremely popular porn tour of India.
When contacted, an embarrassed Mahesh Bhatt, the film's presenter, said he wasn't aware of the portal's existence.
"I don't know whether the website exists or not, but I want to make it clear that there was no tie-up between us and the owners of the portal," Bhatt clarified.
"We make sure that any realistic story that we work on doesn't have real-life connection. We have a research team that does the checking but we don't know how they missed this portal's presence," Bhatt added.
The film's director Mohit Suri (whose sister Smilie Suri played the female lead in the film) couldn't be contacted.
The real trip
In reality, the portal is taking its users on a scintillating journey "The Indian Road Trip."
The show features two Westerners travelling across four Indian metros Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore picking up local call girls and having sex with them.
The real-life sex videos are then posted on the portal.
The clips can be viewed by paying Rs 150 and can be accessed only by registered members. Membership of the website starts at $1 per day to around $60 for 90 days.
Interestingly, the first stop of the tour was Delhi, which the portal titled "Delhi Dessert."
The reel story
Starring Kunal Khemu, Ashutosh Rana and Amrita Singh, Kalyug (released in 2005) dealt with the bold topic of pornographic movies and how innocent couples are caught unawares on tape.
In the film, a honeymoon video of the lead couple is released on the Internet and the humiliated bride ultimately commits suicide.
The husband (Khemu), in pursuit of revenge, delves into the world of underground pornography, travelling to Amsterdam and Switzerland to hunt down the villains.
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