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There’s more to the film than condoms

The stars of Janhit Mein Jaari were recently in the capital to launch the title track of the film. Here’s what the cast and the team said on the idea of the film, condoms and trolls.

The cast and the team of Janhit Mein Jaari (JMJ) were recently in Delhi to launch the title track of the film. The song titled ‘Soochna janhit main jaari’ is sung by Raftaar. The song talks about women empowerment and shares the need to combat population through condoms.

Raaj Shaandilyaa, who is the writer of the film, has written the title track’s lyrics. The song is composed by Prini Siddhant Madhav.

Talking about the song, Raaj said, “The song is extremely powerful. The song’s lyrics summarise the story of the film. When we wrote the song, we were clear that Raftaar would be the one to sing it. I don’t think anyone else could have done justice to the song. I sincerely want to thank him for lending his voice to the song.”

Ever since the launch of its trailer, JMJ caused a stir in Bollywood. The film talks about safe sex by involving a woman to spread the awareness. But Raaj says that there is more to the film than condoms. “It talks about women empowerment, family planning and safe sex,” he says.

Nushrratt Bharuccha plays a sales girl who sells condoms in the film. In fact, the actress was severely trolled on the social media for her role. But Nushrratt clarified that trolls no longer bother her.

“When I was trolled, I realised that there is a certain section of people in India who still think that talking about contraceptives is an issue. That line from the film is apt, ‘Aap ungle uthao, mai aawaz uthati hoon’. I don’t care what people write/say about me,” she said.

Nushrratt, who has previously worked in several romantic films, is for the first-time playing such a role. Despite being a different one, the actress was all pepped up for the film. In fact, she shared that it wasn’t challenging to execute the role.

“When the film was narrated to me, my first thought was I want to be in this film. In fact, I was waiting for a film like this. There are hardly any comedy movies written for women. It was a fun set up and not at all challenging to get in the shoes of the character,” she said.

The story of JMJ was originally written in 2017. But it took the crew five years to release the film. Raaj clarifies that his busy schedule led him to push the film to a later date.

“The idea came in 2017. The script of the film was also ready in the same year but since I was busy with Dream Girl, I thought of postponing JMJ. There was a lot of research work that went into the film, that of course, needed time,” he added.

Directed by Jai Basantu Singh, the film also stars Vijay Raaz, Anud Singh Dhaka, Pavail Gulati, Tinnu Anand and Paritosh Tripathi, among others. The film will release on June 10 and tickets on would cost INR 100 on Friday.

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