A blue film or blue picture or bp is a slang term for pornographic films in India, Pakistan and Nepal, usually pornography. The name BLUE is predominantly used for such movies because of the color of the sets involved in filming the scenes, mainly with a motive to conceal the identity of the actors, to ensure safeguard from social stigma, generally attached with such movies. Now old fashioned, a blue films originally referred to porn films in the United Kingdom.
The arrival of porn star Sunny Leone in the Bigg Boss 5 house in 2011 created a stir in India over the issue of tolerance towards such artists. While the blue film industry is worth a billion, public opinion about porn stars is widely negative. They are more often considered as sex workers than as actors.
Blue film may also refer to the 2009 Bollywood movie Blue, starring Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif. At the time of release,it was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced.
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