The clip, which was leaked, are now being sold as porn in the Indian market. The said scene, which shows Adil and Radhika embracing each other, was leaked in August by culprits who are yet to be identified.
In further bad news for the film, it appears that the entire film has been leaked now and it is being sold in Kolkata for Rs 90. It is being sold off as porn given the grainy footage of the lovemaking scene.
The film is to release in India on September 23 and its trailer is supposed to be out this Friday. The film has been directed by Leena Yadav and is the story of four women who live in the parched rural landscape of Gujarat.
Adil, in an interview, had also pointed out how the clip had been titled ‘Radhika Apte s** scene’. That’s because a man doing it is just another matter whereas when a woman does it, it does matter,” he regretted.
Parched set in an Indian village, deals with female sexuality thriving in a repressed world of gender inequities and patriarchy. In the story, Leena dwells upon the fact that sexual ecstasy is not a male prerogative— it is something which even a woman has a right to. The film was to release in the US on September 17.
This isn’t the first time Radhika’s uncovered scenes have been leaked online. Last year, a clip from Anurag Kashyap’s 20-minute short film made its way to the internet too. The cyber cell had registered a case against an unknown person for leaking the clip.
Anurag’s film was part of an anthology which featured top directors from countries like Japan, Chile, Australia and Mexico with the recurring theme of `forbidden love.’
It was meant to release only in the international market and was inspired by a true story.
Earlier about the nude scenes leak from Parched, Producer Aseem Bajaj was probably unaware of the incident and when informed said he may approach the cyber cell to remove the clip.