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Updated January 6th, 2024 at 20:06 IST

Rohit Shetty on why he doesn't use sex, vulgarity in his films: I don't want to make audience...

In a recent interview, Rohit Shetty opened up about not relying on sex and vulgarity for eyeballs in his movies and why he would always exclude these.

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Rohit Shetty | Image:Rohit Shetty/Instagram
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Renowned filmmaker Rohit Shetty is ready to make his foray into the digital realm with the web series Indian Police Force which is an extension of his cop-centric universe. Expressing a commitment to maintain a family-friendly tone, Rohit revealed in a recent podcast with Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa that he deliberately excluded any sexual content or suggestive elements in the series.

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Rohit addresses the exclusion of vulgarity in his movies

In the podcast, Rohit addressed the limited use of cuss words in the series, restricting it to a few episodes where it was deemed essential for the characters. He underlined the cultural sensitivity, stating, "Our Indian culture is different. We still have a lot of respect and we are known for that. Those who are making it are not doing anything wrong but I don’t want to make my core audience uncomfortable.”

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Why did Rohit shift to family-friendly content?

Reflecting on his shift towards family-friendly content, Rohit cited an incident after the release of Chennai Express. At the airport, a mother thanked him and revealed that she used the film as a daily routine for her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter during household chores. This experience made Rohit recognize the importance of catering to a diverse audience.

Having directed blockbuster films like Golmaal, Singham and Sooryavanshi, Rohit expressed a deliberate choice to avoid explicit content for the digital platform. He articulated the need to ensure that the audience familiar with his work, particularly from Sooryavanshi remains comfortable while engaging with the web series.

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The star-studded cast of Rohit Shetty’s next Indian Police Force includes Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, Shweta Tiwari and Sharad Kelkar among others. The seven-part series is scheduled to premiere on Prime Video on January 19 marking Rohit Shetty's much-awaited debut in the OTT space.

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 20:06 IST

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