The makers of Ragini MMS were in for a rude shock last week when an intimate scene featuring Karishma Sharma, one of the leads of the web series, was leaked online
The makers of Ragini MMS were in for a rude shock last week when an intimate scene featuring Karishma Sharma, one of the leads of the web series, was leaked online. Realising that it forms a crucial part of the narrative, producer Ekta Kapoor decided to have the sequence reshot. Not just that, the reshoot came with a rider — it would be shot with an all-female crew.
A source close to the production house reveals, “It was a production call. Since it is a sex scene, Ekta thought it best to have an all-women crew. That way, the artistes would feel more comfortable. She was also clear that no mobile phones would be allowed inside the studio.”
The shoot took place at Film City in Goregaon on Thursday. While the series is helmed by Ken Ghosh, the scene in question was directed by one of his first assistant directors. Confirming the development, Ghosh tells mid-day, “We had several rehearsals before the sequence was filmed. There was a complete lockdown when it was being shot. We did everything to ensure that the environment for the girls was as comfortable as possible.”
Ghosh adds that the legal team at Balaji is looking into the matter of the leak. “They are trying to track down the source. The production house is doing their best to ensure this doesn’t happen again. It was disturbing for all of us, especially the actors.” The series also stars Siddharth Gupta and Riya Sen.