Deshmukh, the creator of famous porn toon Savita Bhabhi has roped in Bollywood actress Rozlyn Khan to star in his latest online comic. The story is based on a young “naive” girl Saina who comes to Mumbai with big dreams and her alter ego Rozlyn.
“Perhaps this is Bollywood’s first attempt at a purely online form of media,” Deshmukh told NextBigWhat in an e-mail. “For us, it’s an attempt and a recognition of the future of convergence in entertainment,” he said. For those who are interested, the comics can be accessed here.
The actress was in the news earlier when it was rumoured that Mahesh Bhatt had plans to cast her in his upcoming movie on Savita Bhabhi, the adult toon based on promiscuous Indian housewife hailed as the “first victim of Internet censorship in India.”
A separate toon movie based on the character Savita Bhabhi was released in May this year. The toon which first debuted on the Internet in 2008, was banned by the Government in 2009. The movie, set in 2070, dealt with the subject of Internet Censorship with Savita Bhabhi as the heroine. It remains to be seen if the Indian Government which recently blocked 40 smut sites, will block the new website.
Khan told India Today
I am surprised to see the rising response from boys. With this comic strip I can be fantasized by millions and I don’t land up doing actual skin show. In my case it is my caricature that shall be involved in it and not me personally, so boys don’t worry just meri chitrakala dekho..haha..boys will be boys.
According to Deshmukh, his company has signed an agreement with Khan to license out her name and likeness in exchange of royalties. He did not disclose details of the deal. He added:
The idea is to build the on-line persona of Rozlyn into a brand and icon. Other than the revenue potential of on-line advertising and promotion, we are also looking at merchandising opportunities and licensing out the “comic” character itself for offline and other media exposure/promotions.