John Abraham has produced the film
TALKING about sex is still taboo in India, but a filmmaker is hoping to usher in change with a light-hearted take on infertility and sperm donation.
Vicky Donor, a romantic comedy about a sought-after sperm donor at a fertility clinic, is part of a wave of recent films tackling subjects rarely addressed in Indian cinema - gay relationships, biopics on sex symbols and now sperm donation.
“Conservative families, how they will react, I don't know,” said the film's director, Shoojit Sircar. “Things may change. There are chances that youngsters may tell their parents to go and watch the film.”
Sircar said he steered clear of adult jokes for Vicky Donor; Vicky is the name of the main character.
“Sperm donation could become a little repulsive if not presented right because it is a taboo and sperm donation straight away relates to masturbation,” the 43-year-old film-maker said.
“The treatment is quite humorous, a very Woody Allen-ish style of humour.”
In January, a couple's advertisement offering `20,000 (£240/$390) for the sperm of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) alumnus sparked an online furore.
Vicky Donor opens in cinemas on April 20.
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