Wonder who has more reason to feel offended, cricketers or sex
workers. But Mahesh Bhatt's forthcoming film Jannat where
Emraan Hashmi plays a bookie compares the two professions...and
explicitly says cricketers are like prostitutes.
What's more, the censor board saw nothing objectionable on the
world's poshest profession being compared with the oldest. Says a
character in Jannat, "Dekhiye Sir. Cricketers aur
prostitutes ke beech zyada farq nahin hota. Donon ki jawani khatm
to kahani khatm."
In fact producer Mahesh Bhatt is supremely gung-ho about this
latest eyebrow-raising tryst with controversy.
are the exact words in Jannat. And what's wrong with that?
If you think about it, we're all prostitutes. And at least they
deliver what they promise. I'm no different from a prostitute. I
too am a pleasure peddler. And please, I'd rather be a prostitute
than a saint," says the eternal celluloid renegade who has earlier
whipped up a frenzy of controversies in movies like Arth,
Zakhm and Woh Lamhe.