When Boman Irani met real life sexologist as research for his role in Made in China

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Boman
Irani and Made in China director Mikhil Musale met veteran sexologist Dr
Mahinder Watsa to help prep for the actor’s role in their film

Mumbai, 12th
October 2019. Made in China, Dinesh Vijan’s next production venture releasing
this Diwali, has gathered tremendous steam and thus developed some serious
anticipation among audiences after the successful reception of the trailer and
the three songs. Produced by Maddock Films in association with Jio Studios,
Made in China is a celebration of the spirit of entrepreneurship and a never
say die attitude via the story of a small time Gujarati businessman from
Ahmedabad.

The film
stars Rajkummar Rao as the leading man – Raghu Mehta. Playing the character of
Raghu’s partner in his business venture – Sexologist Dr Vardhi. As prep for his
role Bman and director Mikhil Musale 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.”

The debutant
director admits how surprised him and Boman were on learning about the kind of
queries posed to the 96-year-old veteran sexologist. “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? 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” says Mikhil.

Produced by Maddock Films in association with Jio Cinemas, Made in China also stars Mouni Roy, Sumeet Vyas, Paresh Rawal and Gajraj Rao and is set to release this Diwali. 

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