Producer Ekta Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming web series “Apaharan”, has answered all her critics by saying that anything populist has always been criticized all over the world.
Asked to comment on criticism that she faces, Ekta said: “I am very happy showing sex. There is no problem with sex when you show it on-screen. We should not have a problem with sex. I feel the problem with our country is that we have two set of teeth — one is to show off and the other to chew with. We should have problem with non-consensual sex and sexual crime.
“As far as superstition is concerned, ‘Naagin’ is a fantasy show. I loved ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. We don’t match up in effect because our budgets are 1/100 of that and the day we get those kind of budgets, we will match up to that also. We make up more in our storylines, and that is why ‘Naagin’ is such a big hit.
“As far as the world over, I am talking about post-colonial era, anything populist will be criticised. You cannot take a step with a fear of criticism.”