For thrill seekers the menu is becoming rarer and more exotic, courtesy digital
technology and Bollywood stepping in, there's an implosion of things smutty and
sexciting. So, it is not just limited to MMS clips of Bollywood stars -
Koena-Fardeen, Ashmit-Riya, Kareena-Shahid kiss that tell tales - there's more
sleaze fest with home videos of the ordinary and the extraordinary gaining
Author Shobhaa De feels, "It is a sick, distorted and perverted attitude to
sex. It is the fastest growing segment in the porn mart today, mainly because
modern technology has facilitated its proliferation. It is also the most lethal
social menace, merely a gross misuse of technology."
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who made Kalyug on the booming porn industry, has a
different take on the subject. "There's nothing degrading in displaying of any
part of the human body. And those who are embarrassed or offended by it, are
damaged by ideology."
In the wake of the porn boom, some sexologists claim that 'desi porn' should be
made legal and classified as an educational and therapeutic tool.
Sexologist Prakash Kothari reasons, "We need to realise that there is not much
awareness about sex in our country and so Indians resort to erotica - be it for
pleasure be it to improvise skills. Indians are ignorant and so the misuse is
happening as we can see."
According to an Asian Network Report, Asia is a multi-million pound goldmine
for X-rated business. In the Capital alone, the porn industry is growing by the
day - Palika Bazaar being the hotspot for such sleazy stuff.
A Palika shopkeeper says, "India is the hub of erotica lovers. But of late,
preference for homemade videos over the ones that stars porn actors has become
quite popular. As far as profit margin is concerned, our earning is almost
equivalent to regular movies."
Bootylicious babe Koena Mitra, blasts prudish Indians. "We sell what the
audience wants to buy. And there's no denying that people love watching such
stuff. Ours is a hypocritical society, people indulge in such things and then
deny it at the same time. If you like it then admit it. Why fear?" she says.
The verdict, whether you like it or not, India's XXX-factor is certainly on