TV baroness Ekta Kapoor is bringing in a rapid revolution in Bollywood and she is a trailblazer. She has introduced something that has taken the Bollywood and TV industry by storm.
"She has inserted an explicit clause in the contract for her platform ALT Balaji. According to the clause, an artist should willingly agree to adhere to as much explicit language and skin show as the script demands. If you sign the contract only then you get eligible to star in some of the series that she is producing," said a source. The clause also covers shooting intimate scenes and use of explicit language. All artistes working in Ekta's upcoming projects will have to adhere to the clause otherwise they are free to leave the project with all pending payments. A lot of artistes have walked out of her projects and a lot of them have come in as well. Among the first films to come under the clause will be XXX, Ekta's next production under her banner Balaji Motion Pictures. The film is an erotic thriller directed by Ken Ghosh and features a fresh cast.
The development was confirmed by Ken Ghosh. "This is a first-of-its-kind happening in Hindi cinema. The details of the clause are the responsibility of the Balaji legal team. As the creative head of the project, all I can say is it will give me a leeway to freely pursue whatever my script demands," said Ghosh. According to reports, Ekta inserted such a clause because of problems she had to face during her last few releases, where certain artistes refused to do particular explicit scenes or mouth explicit dialogues.
What do you think about this clause? Is it a good move or bad?