Mumbai: National award-winning director Madhur Bhandarkar, who is gearing for his next release "Calendar Girls", said the film is not just about skin show but there is much more to it.
Known for making women-centric films, Madhur's film "Calendar Girls" is a take on the life of calendar models.
"There are lot of things in the film. I can't talk about it. I have shown both good and bad part. We have shown the journey of five calendar girls. The film is not about expose and bikini, it is about performance," Madhur told PTI.
"As a director I have responsibility towards the film, it has to be true to the subject," he said. Madhur said he got the idea of making a film on calendar models while he came across Vijay Mallya's annual calendar.
"Almost 99 per cent (of calendar girls career) are failure hardly. And one per cent achieve success, either as models or actress. I interacted with lot of calendar girls... some were forthcoming to talk about it, some were reluctant," the "Fashion" director said.
He said the film is story of five girls from different cities and how their life shapes up after they pursue career as calendar girls.
"My subject is about those who did not make it at the top, where have they (calendar girls) gone. It is a story of underdogs. Every year a calendar is launched new girls are introduced so what happens in their life - whether they go ahead or not," Madhur said.
"Calendar Girls" stars Ruhi Singh (Winner, Miss Universal Peace and Humanity, 2014), model-actress Avani Modi, Akanksha Puri (Airhostess-model-actress), Kyra Dutt (Kingfisher calendar girl) and Satarupa Pyne (model-actress) and is slated to release tomorrow.