The film is based on swingers, people who are in a relationship but also like being physically intimate with others, and follows the story of one such couple, played by Patralekha and Gaurav Arora.
“The movie is inspired by my life. I have dated women, I have been with a swinger, I have not done that (swinging) so much myself, but I have seen that life up close and personal,” said Bhatt.
Love Games, scheduled to release on April 8, also stars Tara Alisha Berry in the lead. Bhatt says it was a conversation he had with a 20-year-old girl whom he met at a shopping mall which convinced him that audience is ready to watch films on bold topics.
The filmmaker, who earlier helmed movies like 1920, Ankahee and Haunted, did not face any issue with the censor board as he directly got the film passed from Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (statutory body under the I&B Ministry).
“The film has been given an ‘A’ certificate. We went to the tribunal directly and got it passed without any cuts.If a producer goes to the censor at the last minute, just before the film releases, then he often settles with cuts because he cannot afford to lose any more time. In our case, we moved to the tribunal even before our publicity began and so had an elbow room,” he said.