leaked intimate scene from "Blood Money" was not marketing strategy, says
Mahesh Bhatt adding that the film does not belong to the erotic thrillers
genre like "Murder" and "Jism".
"I am not happy. One of our
over-enthusiastic PR person thought that leaking it would benefit the
film. But these things send a wrong signal about. I was never apologetic
about the kinds of films we make. Like 'Murder' and 'Jism' are erotic
thrillers. But, 'Blood Money' is not a product of that profile," the
63-year-old said here while promoting the film at a radio station.
of these wrong signals, people think there is a lot of erotica in the
film. Someone who doesn't like watching these kind of films will not come
and someone who will come expecting erotica will be disappointed. I think
it has done us more harm than good," he added.
Directed by Vishal
Mahadkar, "Blood Money" stars Kunal Khemu and Amrita Puri and hits
theatres March 30.
Meanwhile, comparisons are being drawn between
"Blood Money" and Bhatt's 1986 film "Naam" as both films talk about a
middle-class boy who treads the wrong path in his pursuit to earn money.
filmmaker says that they are similar, but only to an extent as both are
"'Naam' dealt with lower, middle-class Indian
dream. Those were the days in 1980s, when everybody thought that if you
reach Dubai or Middle-East, you were guaranteed a decent, secure way of
life. But this ('Blood Money') deals with a slightly upper strata. It
talks about a person who has dreams in his eyes and the world of Rolls
Royce and plush homes. But it is all built on something which is
sin-money," said Bhatt who is also gearing up for "Jism 2".