Delhi-based Deepika (she’d rather keep her last name under wraps), who inspired Ekta Kapoor’s film Ragini MMS which opens today, is living a nightmare since the day she decided to reveal that she is the ‘real Ragini’.
The 22-year-old, who inspired the film’s storyline, says that Ekta
has shown many steamy scenes in the film, but not specified that those are not a part of her life. As a result, she is being harassed by everyone.
“Ekta has spoilt my image and ruined my life. I want her to come out and clear that the steamy scenes are not about me,” she says, adding, “People stop me on the road to ask weird questions … it is embarrassing. I never shared (with Kapoor) any experiences of lovemaking. I had only told her that my boyfriend and I had gone for a vacation where he made a video of me, and when we saw it, we sensed some paranormal activity.”
Her family, too, is facing humiliation. She says, “Our doorbell is always ringing — people turn up to show unwanted concern all the time.” She regrets trusting Kapoor. “I will go ahead with my plans to sue her if she doesn’t show me the film before it hits theatres.”
Meanwhile, Kapoor remains unfazed with Deepika’s threats. “It shouldn’t have come as a surprise because I’d made this clear to her six months ago. But now, both she and her mother are afraid that the sex scenes in the film will be associated with her.”
She also says there’s been a misunderstanding, since she has never claimed that the entire screenplay is based on Deepika’s life. “She can’t sue me because I’ve never said that Ragini MMS is completely based on her life. I’ve only said that it’s based on a true incident around which we’ve fabricated a film,” she says, optimistic that the matter will be resolved once Deepika and she sit together.