Mumbai: from www.india.com – Pooja Bhatt sure knows the perfect recipe for a film to be hit – controversy, controversy, controversy. And controversy is a synonym for ‘Jism 2’. Ever since its incipience in the mind of the director, the film has raised many eyebrows and created waves the likes of tsunamis in the country. This time around, it is porn star Sunny Leone – like most other times – who is at the crux of the controversy.
A PIL has been slammed against Sunny Leone in the Allahabad High Court. The PIL seeks a stay on the release of the film, and has challenged the provisions of the law which define the powers of the Censor Board in India. ‘Jism 2’ has not yet been cleared by the CBFC.
Activist Rakesh Nayayik, a resident of Varanasi, has filed the PIL which objects the presence of the Canadian adult film actress Sunny Leone in the film. Advocate SMA Kazmi, the legal counsel who is handling the case, has elaborated, “We have sought a stay order on the release of Jism 2 because of the sexually explicit content of the movie, and the inclusion of Sunny Leone in the film, for the adverse moral impact that her presence would have on society.”
Several sections of the Cinematography Act of 1952 have been challenged by the Kazmi and Nayayik. The hearing in the case has been postponed till August 8. Incidentally, the film ‘Jism 2’ is slated to hit theatres on the 3rd of August, 2012. What waits to be seen is whether Pooja Bhatt, Sunny Leone and ‘Jism 2’ are able to evade this controversy or not!