Actor Adil Hussain said that the recent leak of certain lovemaking scenes with co-star Radhika Apte from the movie “Parched”, reeks of the patriarchal mindset of our society.
Speaking to Indian Express.com, Adil said, "The most interesting aspect is that the leaked videos is titled as Radhika Apte sex scene and not as Adil Hussain sex scene. That’s because a man doing it is just another matter, whereas when a woman does it, it does matter. It is only then when it becomes a sex scene. It also shows the patriarchal society that we live in. In the West, such scenes are normally shown in their films."
He also told the site that he felt "very weird" about the entire incident which only goes to show the "sexually obsessed" nature of some people in our society.
Two intimate scenes from "Parched"- one featuring Adil and Radhika and the other featuring Radhika and Tannishtha Chatterjee- were leaked and went viral online.
The internationally acclaimed movie has been produced by Ajay Devgn and Aseem Bajaj, and directed by Leena Yadav. The movie revolves around the lives of four ordinary women Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki in rural Gujarat and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The cyber cell has been approached by the makers of the film.
Last year, in a similar incident, a reportedly nude scene of a 20-minute short film, directed by Anurag Kashyap and starring Radhika Apte, was leaked online and was doing the rounds on WhatsApp.
After Anurag approached the police, the cyber cell of the Mumbai police registered cases against unknown persons for leaking the scene.