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Noir, not erotica: Ananth Mahadevan

DNMUM396587 | 9/14/2017 | Author : Chaya Unnikrishnan | WC :221




Ananth Mahadevan, who has directed the sequel to his hit film Aksar, is a miffed man. He feels Aksar 2 is getting wrongly dubbed as an erotic film. “The first Aksar was about a man asking another to seduce his wife, so it automatically lent itself to being a steamy film. But Aksar 2 is not in that genre at all. It is about six people coming together and playing mind games, and then realising that things can boomerang. It is a classic suspense, old fashioned noir,” explains Ananth.
The trailer has several steamy scenes between Zarine Khan and Abhinav Shukla, which gives an adult film feel. Ananth clarifies, “Unfortunately, a couple of such shots got clubbed together in the first trailer and it feels as though there are a lot of the
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