Mumbai–Actor Faisal Khan says he was “a bit hesitant” to act in the web series “Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa” as he feels his thinking was blocked beyond a limit.
Starring Anand Tiwari, Kabir Sajid, Sanjeeda Shaikh, Alka Amin and Sachin Pilgaonkar, the series marks the directorial debut of Ashish Patil, Head of Y-Films, the youth division of Yash Raj Films.
The story revolves around the Watsa family, featuring a curious seven-year-old boy, Pappu – who shoots the most outrageous questions to his Papa, Anand. The father attempts to answer them to the best of his ability – initially with a lot of awkwardness and eventually with a lot of fun, simple anecdotes.
All this while his own father – the very traditional, conservative and possibly ‘khadoos’ Pitaji – keeps questioning his actions.
The Durex and Y-Films’ five-part fictional web-series, after two episodes, has moved onto ‘condoms’ in their third episode. The Watsas are joined by three more special appearances. They feature Urvashi Rautela and Faisal.
And to take the viewers back to a classic cricketing experience, stand-up comedian Vikram Sathaye has voiced all the cricket sequences of the episode.
Faisal said in a statement: “At first, when I was offered to be a part of this series in a special appearance, I was a bit hesitant as I have never been a part of any such project. My thinking was blocked beyond a limit.
“That’s when Ashishji (Ashish Patil) stepped in and convinced me and showed me the faith they had in this project. This is an amazing and informative series. Do watch it as I think there’s something to learn for everyone in it.
“Appreciate the courage and effort it took to make this series and share this openly because ‘Isme sharmaane ki kya baat hai?’ (what’s there to be shy of?)”
A Durex spokesperson shared that it is an attempt to “raise awareness around the use of condoms for a safer sex is the first step to combat” a disease like HIV.
“Through this episode, we aim to educate consumers about condoms and how it can help them in being safe from sexually transmitted diseases like HIV. Also, for every video that gets shared online from the entire web series, we will be donating one condom to Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) for their family planning and HIV prevention programs across India,” the spokesperson added. (IANS)