Ekta Kapoor reveals why she moved Ragini MMS from the big screen to the digital space

ALTBalaji and ZEE5 have finally launched the trailer of the brand new season of their most awaited franchise — Ragini MMS Returns 2.

At the trailer launch, Balaji queen Ekta Kapoor said, “We have these two young faces Divya (Agarwal) and Varun (Sood) as the leads. They already enjoy a massive fan following, but wanted this one slam-dunk moment that only the face of Ragini MMS could bring in. That’s how we roped in Sunny Leone for the song as well as for a cameo in the series. She is truly magnificent and so are all other actors of the series. I love the fact that the series has this young and vibrant cast who has performed impeccably well. I am so happy and equally proud of doing this franchise.”

The producer added that those who enjoyed the first part of the franchise will certainly enjoy the second.

Meanwhile, Kapoor has more reason to celebrate as Balaji Telefilms’ Nagin television show is also coming soon.

“I am really very excited for Nagin, which is all set to come this weekend, and Ragini MMS is all set to come just a few days after that. Nagin will bite the evil people and Ragini will kill the creeps. So you guys can have some fun,” she said with a smile.
When asked about why she moved Ragini MMS from the big screen to the digital space, Kapoor says it’s all owing to the creative freedom that comes with OTT platforms.

While she has been criticized for having sexual content in her shows, she explains: “When we released The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan had said on stage, ‘sex karte sab hai, dekhte sab hai, aur main dirty hoon?’ (Everyone has sex, watches sex, and I am the dirty one?) I actually believe that,”

“If any girl is wearing a short skirt or clothes of her liking then you cannot criticise her but you need to keep your hands under control. As far as sex goes, sex is not wrong but non-consensual sex is wrong. So many people write on my wall ‘You are showing so much of sex which is why things are going wrong in our society’. To this I ask ‘Really? Things are going wrong because people are watching sex?’ I take the opportunity to say again that things are going wrong in our society because people are misusing sex. Sometimes even in marriages, sex is misused. Non-consensual sex happens in a marriage too. I really believe you should have a happy and fulfilled life without forcing yourself on anyone,” she elucidates in conclusion.