Following in the footsteps of actors like John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ravi Kishan has stripped for his upcoming Hindi film “Chitkabrey”, slated to hit the screens Aug 26.
The Bollywood actor, who is also very popular in Bhojpuri cinema, shed all his clothes for a scene in the film that is about the intricacies of relationships in a world that is becoming smaller and smaller due to the fast-paced digital and technological revolution.
“There is a scene in the film where Ravi Kishan’s character is surrounded by economically well-to-do family students in the college and he is tortured for being nice. The more he argues the more he is tortured and is finally stripped naked and is asked to talk dirty. He is left with no choice but to give up,” director Suneet Arora told IANS.
The actor, who has been a part of Hindi films like “Tere Naam”, “Luck”, “Raavan” and “Tanu Weds Manu”, among others, was quite apprehensive in doing the bold scene.
“We had to stop the shooting for two hours because Ravi wasn’t comfortable doing the scene. Then I sat with him, discussed it and told him that the scene is the centre point of the film and the story revolves around it, so he agreed to do it. He is very professional,” revealed Arora.
The Censor Board wasn’t too happy with these scenes also.
“Initially, the board gave the film 32 cuts, in spite of giving it an A certificate. We argued and re-edited the film and then the board came down to seven cuts. We haven’t got the new certificate yet but things seem to fine now. We had to justify why the scenes were like that,” said Arora.
In the past, John and Neil Mukesh have gone nude for their respective films. While John dropped his clothes for a chilling scene in “New York”, Neil did the same for a scene in the film “Jail”.