Indore, Feb 26 IBNS | 8 months ago

Filmmaker-actor Nagesh Kukunoor visited the Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I) on Sunday afternoon to attend the closing function of the Institutes cultural festival Mridang 2014 at the request of the students.

His upcoming film Lakshmi was screened before the interaction.

Kukunoor spoke on issues ranging from his personal life to film making, film awards in India and various social issues. "I think National Awards have some sanctity but other awards are good for TV shows."

When asked his opinion on legalizing prostitution in our country, he replied, "Until I met women in this profession and elaborately interacted with them, I did believe in legalizing this profession." He then asked the audience the same question.

He also shared a little known fact about how he missed out on making Slumdog Millionaire. Kukunoor had a different idea on translating the book- Q&A - into a film, if only he got the rights before one of his favorite directors- Danny Boyle.

Lakshmi- Kukunoor's latest film explores taboo issues - human trafficking and prostitution, which are rarely explored by Bollywood.

Monali Thakur plays 14 year old Lakshmi who is forced into prostitution, later rescued and fights back.

The movie also features Shefali Shah, Satish Kaushik, Ram Kapoor and Nagesh Kukunoor himself.

(Posted on 26-02-2014)

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