Without divulging any further details on the intimate scene, director Ram Kamal Mukherjee says, “I read about this article which was published in a leading daily few weeks ago. Celina called me and discussed at length about how can we get something similar done in our film set. Thereafter I had few rounds of meeting with my producers and we decided to have someone senior (female) as Intimacy Supervisor on board for scenes that we will shoot with Celina and Azhar.”
The scene was shot lavish pent house in Kolkata, and it will be a crucial part of the film establishing their intimacy and issues in their relationship. “We are showing them as live-in partners. And what do young couples do when they are in a live-in relationship? I don’t want to show sunflowers and honey bees implicating sex between two adults. I’d rather make films for kids, if I have to be that restricted as a creative person,” jokes Ram Kamal.
Not just Celina, even the male lead Azhar is happy with this new development. “I have been reading about these stories. #MeToo as a movement is great. But people are misusing it in their favor also. There are barely any legal route through which one can prove themselves innocent. If we have an Intimacy Supervisor on board, then she will be neutral and will safeguard the interest of the male and female actors,” says debutante Azhar Khan.
During the shoot, they had all women crew member, barring the cinematographer no one was allowed inside the bedroom. “After explaining the scene, I was instructing them from the monitor, while Celina had all female crew helping her in executing the love making scene,” informs Ram Kamal. “It was very important for me as an actor to be comfortable with my co actor in an intimate scene, which is crucial for the film. I am thankful to Lillette (Dubey) ji for the workshop she conducted with my director Ram Kamal a day before the shoot. That eased out the initial awkwardness. But I would give entire credit to Ram Kamal for allowing me to almost direct the love making scene because he wanted me to be physically in-charge to get the best emotion out,” says Celina. Incidentally director Ram Kamal spoke to Celina’s husband Peter Haag as well and narrated the story and importance of intimacy to the leading characters. He wanted Celina to be absolutely comfortable even mentally on the marital front. .