Should Rani Mukherjee, the star actress of Indian cinema, be shown as a sex-worker? Will people be able to digest this image of the megahit ‘Black’ actress? These are the questions looming over the minds of the director Pradeep Sarkar and Aditya Chopra. The duo had decided to cast Rani in the role of a sex worker for their upcoming movie called ‘Laga Chunari Mein Daag’.According to the story, Rani hails from a respectable middle class family and dwells in a small town. But she is enticed by the city life and eventually gets into the flesh selling business.
Now the makers of the film are struck in a morality debate that whether the Indian audience will like seeing Rani as a sex worker from a middle class family or not. The turmoil has grown after the letdowns of the recent two films ‘Tara Rum Pum’ and ‘JBJ’. A source tells DT that “We don’t know how kindly the viewers are going to take to the fact that a woman from a middle-class family becomes a sex worker in times of crisis. Surely, we are giving it a thought. After the Jhoom Barabar Jhoom debacle we want to play it safe.”