The film revolves around a 54-year old married man, played by Bachchan who falls in love with a girl, 36 years younger than him. Newcomer, Jia will play Bachchan’s love interest. They believe that a new face will make the character more believable. [Link]
However, amid mounting criticism, Varma has denied that it is a Lolita remake.
Close on the heels of Mahesh Bhatt and the rest of ‘Gangster’ cast and crew denying that the film is nothing like Abu Salem’s real life, even Ram Gopal Verma has gone ahead and said that his ‘Nishabd’ doesn’t have anything to do with the yesteryear’s classic Lolita. [Link]
We know better than to believe these denials, don’t we? How depraved! Where is Bollywood leading India to? What about our culture? Won’t they learn from the South, where they make movies that reflect Indian values better?
When we tried to contact South SuperStar Rajinikanth to find out what he though about Nishabd, we were told he was unavailable. The 58 year old actor is currently shooting for his movie Shivaji, in which he pairs with 21 year old Shriya Saran.