Anyone who have seen the trailer for the Rajkummar Rao and Boman Irani starrer, Made In China can claw to the fact that the movie will a lot of sexual-subject matter involved. Playing the role of an aspiring entrepreneur Raghu Mehta who will find his success in a bottle of viagra from China, Boman Irani plays sexologist Dr Vardhi who will also be a partner-in-crime to Raghu’s new found business idea.
To nail his role as sexologist Dr Vardhi, Boman and director Mikhil Musale hence have met several professionals to understand nuances of the character. The most relevant material came from renowned sexologist and columnist Dr Mahinder Watsa.
Mikhil, who researched the subject and wrote the script of Made in China, says, “Dr Watsa was so honest, experienced and articulate. He’s been working in this field since the ’50s and his vast knowledge, whether clinical, psychological or societal was immensely helpful.”
Spending time with Watsa, the debutant director also admitted surprise in regards to the sexual questions the 96-year-old veteran sexologist is asked upon by people,
“Sex is a subject people are the most confused about. Even though there’s so much information available online and it is discussed widely on the internet, a lot of people continue to be misled by incorrect information. Boman and I were shocked to hear that people still ask things as bizarre as – if a man and woman masturbate together can lead to pregnancy?
Adding how the Indian audience needs to talk more openly about sex, Milkil added, ‘’Some of the queries have even inspired a few instances and dialogues in our film. It’s surprising how inhibited we are about the subject of sex given that we are a country of 1.3 billion. That’s one of the reasons why we made this film. The issue needs to be addressed but in an entertaining yet sensitive manner’’.
Also starring Mouni Roy, Sumeet Vyas, Paresh Rawal and Gajraj Rao, Made in China is set to release this Diwali.