Mumbai, Sep 11, 2017: There was a time back in the early 2000s when eroticas turned out to be areasonably popular genre in Bollywood. The likes of Murder and Jism were the trailblazers and films like Julie and Aksar followed suit too. Meanwhile, Payal Rohatgi came up with a flurry of films belonging to this genre as well. In a matter of few years though the genre died down though the only franchise that is still being popular is Hate Story.
While one looks forward to the fourth installment of Hate Story, in a coincidence of sorts there are two erotic films from the past that are now making a comeback, and that too on the same date. These are Aksar 2 and Julie 2.
“Both films are releasing on 6th October”, confirms our source, “In fact the promotion has kick-started at the same time as well. While the theatrical trailer of Aksar 2 has just been unveiled, the teaser of Julie 2 was revealed at the very next day.”
Incidentally, none of the two films has retained the original actors.
“Aksar featured Emraan Hashmi and Udita Goswami. However Aksar 2 has Zareen Khan as the main attraction. Similarly Julie had featured Neha Dhupia in the lead but the second part has Raai Laxmi as the central protagonist,” our source adds.
The directors stay on to be the same though. Ananth Mahadevan directed Aksar and Deepak Shivdasani was the man behind Julie. Both are coming up with the sequels now.
“It would be interesting to see how the music plays for both the films. Though Julie didn’t really have any chartbuster songs, Himesh Reshammiya‘s music for Aksar – especially Jhalak Dikhla Ja – was the highlight. Makers of Aksar 2 and Julie 2 are expected to emphasize on the music,” an insider comments.
What would stay on to be the key attraction though is the erotica quotient. After all, Zareen Khan had shown that she can be uninhibited in Hate Story 3. On the other hand Raai Laxmi has been known for her sensual act as well and though she has been seen in Sonakshi Sinha‘s Akira last year, Julie 2 would be her proper Bollywood debut.
“Clash of the two erotica is interesting since it gives the makers of both the films a good platform to publicize their films. It benefits both since the films would be in news now and benefit from all the talks surrounding the sequel as well as the genre factor,” a trade expert opines, “Will audience catch fancy of the genre though on the big screen? Well, that’s a question that would be answered on 6th October.”