Bhojpuri film actor Ravi Kishan will play the role of a nude aghori in an English language film Man From Banaras, says a media report.
He will be going completely nude for the first time onscreen for this film. It is being produced by an American-based company Pun Films and directed by Sudhir Kadam.
The director said, "Aghoris are a cult and there is a myth that they posses supernatural powers. They are usually found in crematoriums and so we will be shooting our film in Banaras's crematoriums. Ravi agreed to shed all his inhibitions for the film and he is one actor who is ready to go that extra mile to look the part."
Ravi Kishan said, "I am from Banaras and I have seen several aghoris. They are mysterious and their way of life is quite intriguing. I play an aghori and that's why I have to be naked in this film. But the film is basically a love story about a journalist, who comes from abroad to research on the aghoris, and how she is fascinated by me and gets perturbed because I am untraceable."
The film goes on the floors in October and will be shot in a start to finish schedule.