Kunal Khemu,Amrita Puri are starring in erotic sex thriller ‘Blood Money’ produced by Mahesh Bhatt. The film is directed by Vishal Mahadkar and is gearing up for release on March 23 this year. When all is well suddenly Mahesh Bhatt woke up to find videos of hot scenes featuring Kunal Khemu and Mia Uveda( A Veejey turned actress) popped up on net. This is nothing new in bollywood as earlier ‘Dirty Picture’,'House Full-2′ and ‘Rock Star’ videos found their way on net prior to the actual release. Mahesh was furious with the developments as it came as complete shock for him. The scenes were thought to be the unique selling proposition for the film and if they were leaked ‘Blood Money’ will lose its appeal. Mahesh says “I am upset that this is being called a leak from our end to get attention. It goes against the profile of our film.”
While many feel it is a mere promotion stunt from the film makers Mahesh vehemently denies saying “Blood Money is not a Murder (2004). These leaked images won’t help the film. In fact, they will create the wrong buzz about it. They don’t represent the essence of the film.” In the scene, Kunal’s character has a momentary lapse of judgement and gets lured into having sex with Mia’s character. But he feels guilty upon regaining his senses. The film is supposedly inspired by Bhatt’s earlier film, Naam (1986)”
He further adds “In Naam, the hero is involved in illegal activities by choice because he wants to make money. But in Blood Money, he falls into it by accident. The story is also about claiming to be morally sound until someone tempts you. Millions of youngsters go abroad with stars in their eyes, but in the movie, Kunal’s character Kunal Kadam’s dream turn into a nightmare.” Movie lovers can enjoy the film when it releases across theaters on March 30th.