Gangs of Wasseypur writer Akhilesh Jaiswal is all set to make his directorial debut with film Mastram. The film is a story of a reluctant pornographic writer who actually aspired to be a litterateur.
Rahul Bagga, who played Kunal Kapoor's brother in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, plays the lead role. He says, "I am from North India. Naturally I grew up on a staple diet of Mastram's books. Nowadays of course you get visual porn on the net. The written variety of porn has lost its edge. But now I find a lot of youngsters in North are re-discovering the joys of pornographic literature."
Rahul asserts there's nothing sleazy about the film about the porn king. "I've played Mastram as a guy with literary aspirations who wants to be Premchand but ends up being the lord of the lurid. But he never stops being a litterateur at heart."
Adds Akhilesh, "Since no one has seen Mastram, we've visualized him as a literate humorous author who is forced by circumstances into penning pornography."