Netflix’s Lust Stories is one of India’s most popular, loved and successful anthologies ever made in India. It featured four tales of love and sexual desires which were directed by 4 ace directors of the industry; Anurag Basu, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar. And the four stories feature amazing actors like Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala and Kiara Advani with Akash Thosar, Vicky Kaushal, Neha Dhupia and others.
Here we will be talking about the story directed by Karan Johar. It featured Vicky Kaushal and Kiara Advani in the leading roles. It was an empowering story about female orgasms and satisfaction during sexual intercourse.
If you have watched the anthology, you must remember one scene which went extremely viral. Yes, we are talking about the open orgasm scene where Kiara Advani is seen experiencing an orgasm in front of her family members.
Various clips of this specific scene went viral on the internet resulting in making Kiara extremely popular. No doubt the scene was too difficult to perform and a brave choice. But do you know Kiara was never the first choice to play the character?
Yes, in fact, Karan Johar wanted Kriti to act in his story in Lust Stories. But Kriti had to turn down the offer as her mother did not allow her to act in an open orgasm scene.
Karan Johar recently opened up about this exciting scoop in the latest episode of Koffee With Karan, season 7. Karan in conversation with Kiara Advani and Shahid Kapoor discussed how difficult it was to do the casting for his film in Lust Stories.
Karan then went on to say, “I had offered it to Kriti Sanon and she said that her mom didn’t allow her. So I was like okay, I thought everybody’s mom will stand in line not allowing their daughters.”
Later, Karan also revealed that he met Kiara Advani in one of the Manish Malhotra parties. And there he asked her if she would like to act in the film. Kiara listened to the story and only asked Karan one question: “Are You Directing it?”. On knowing Karan is directing it, she immediately agreed to be a part of it.
The rest indeed in history as Kiara gained massive popularity which also led to her casting in Kabir Singh: the turning point of Kiara’s career.