Tusshar does not mind getting into the soft porn bracket

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 11:32 AM IST

Mumbai: Tusshar Kapoor, who has shed his guy-next-door image, for his upcoming movie ‘The Dirty Picture’ says he is not perturbed of being dubbed as a ‘soft porn’ star.

Tusshar will seen in the Milan Luthria film, a biopic based on the life and death of Silk Smitha, alongside Vidya in a bold avatar, besides Emraan Hashmi and veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah.

The film is an ode to the life of the southern sexy siren Vijaylakshmi, better known as Silk Smitha. The film shows her journey to stardom followed by her sudden demise.

"There are lots of shades to my character. It is not something that will get overshadowed by the title. My image is not going to be damaged. Today, sex is not a taboo anymore…I think even on screen and even in our society people talk about it freely. Even if I get a soft porn image I don`t have a problem with that," Tusshar told reporters in an interview.

The actor essays the role of a writer named Ramakant. While Ramakant is genuinely in love with the character portrayed by Vidya, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah plays the character of an ageing superstar who lusts after her. While, Emraan Hashmi on the other hand hates her.

The are some intimate scenes in the film but the actor says he wasn`t uncomfortable doing it.

"I think it is part of your job...as per the demand of the script you have to do intimate scenes. The only awkward feeling you get is when junior artists are watching you...and you want to get it right first. It is not uncomfortable because they are watching it but you just want to do it fast...you don`t want to be stuck and doing the same thing again and again," Tusshar said.

Also, he had to lift Vidya for a photo shoot of ‘The Dirty Picture’. Since Vidya, had put on weight for her role, Tusshar could not get his act right and ended up giving over 150 shots.

"I found it easy to lift Vidya despite her weight. We had to do the shot approximately 150 times. The shot did not happen properly either due to position or expression or profile," he said.

The film releases on December 2.

PTI