By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Ruslaan Mumtaz, who in 2011, was embroiled in an MMS scandal with Salma Agha’s daughter Sara,has now shot and completed a film entitled I Don’t Luv U based on the infamous 2004 MMS scandal that involved two school-going children from New Delhi.
Says Ruslaan, “It’s a college love story with an MMS as the conflict point. It is inspired by the 2004 MMS scandal, where a video of two school goers having sex was leaked on the Internet.”
Model-turned-actress Chetna Pandey plays Ruslaan’s co-star in film, and the movie, we hear, will leave little to imagination.
Says Ruslaan, “It isn’t a scandalous film. We shot the MMS-clip sequence carefully. You see, the boy had shot the clip without showing his face. We shot it exactly the same way. My face won’t be visible on screen. But we will be caught in the act.”
The original was used by the director as reference-point for Ruslaan and Chetna’s on-screen activity.
“The original clip is easily available on the Internet.The story will be told from the point of view of the youngsters, who will be portrayed as victims. The boy’s phone is shown to get misplaced, and the MMS is leaked all over the net.It’s not about the scandal. It’s about the trauma,” reveals Ruslaan.
What about the trauma that Ruslaan went through when he was accused of leaking an MMS clip of Salma Agha’s daughter?
“That wasn’t me in the clip. But yes, I am no stranger to MMS scandals,” he replies.
Interestingly, Ruslaan admits he lost control while shooting the MMS-sex sequence. “Basically in the heat of the moment I opened the zip on Chetna’s dress and it almost fell off. It was a tough scene to shoot.”
Apparently, Ruslaan was at one time dating the girl whom he seduces into an MMS compromise in the film. “Well, yes we were very close long before we shot together for the film. I don’t know if that made the love-making sequence easier or more difficult. But it was a tough scene to do.”