Indra Kumar's Grand Masti the belated sequel to the 2004 hit comedy about three wildly raunchy "boys" played by Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh, and their sexcapades, was submitted to the censor board three months ahead of its release date, September 6.
The reason? Producer Ashok Thakeria and director Indra Kumar didn't want accusations of vulgarity to impede their film's release at the last minute.
Confirming this, writer Milap Zaveri says, "Yes we did get Grand Masti censored three months in advance. It is a sex comedy, and we're making no bones about it. Induji and Ashokji wanted to get the censor certificate, and only then lock in the release date so as to be on the safe side."
While Zaveri refuses to divulge any more information on the content of this film, a friend of Zaveri spills the beans saying, "The Grand Masti team is telling everyone that it is by far the most uninhibited sex comedy ever made in Bollywood. It makes Masti look like a naughty kindergarten play. If you remember Masti was regarded as a new benchmark in on-screen obscenity when it was released in 2004. We even had a scene where it looked like Riteish was performing fellatio on Aftab. Grand Masti goes much further."
Apparently, lack of serious choices in their careers and also the temptation of encoring a very big success (the biggest in all the three actors' career) tempted Oberoi, Deshmukh and Shivdasani back into doing what the team of Grand Masti unabashedly describes as raunchy-entertainment unlimited.
Says Milap, "Grand Masti is the Sholay of sex comedies. It is India's wildest sex comedy ever."