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Akhilesh Jaiswal's directorial debut Mastram, a fictional biography of a pornographic novel writer is set to hit theatres this Friday, May 9.
While the erotic thriller promises plenty of titillating moments, here's a look at some of the raciest Hindi films that have hit the marquee in the last decade and garnered varying degrees of acclaim.
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Ragini MMS 2
Promoted as a 'horrex' film (horror + sex), the Ragini MMS sequel starring Sunny Leone was greeted with a good opening at the box office by curious moviegoers and Leone's fans.
Subsequently, the popular verdict was that the film ended up being more about titillation than horror.
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Image: Sunny Leone in Ragini MMS 2
Ajay Bahl's 2013 neo-noir film BA Pass grabbed a lot of eyeballs for its themes of sex and secrets.
The film won actress Shilpa Shukla the Critics Choice award for Best Actress at the Filmfare awards too.
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Image: Shadab Kamal and Shilpa Shukla in BA Pass
Twitter siren Poonam Pandey's actign debut Nasha was a coming-of-age story of a teen and his affair with an older woman.
The film made the requisite noise because of its subject and plenty of bold scenes but was a damp squib at the box office.
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Image: Shivam Patil and Poonam Pandey in Nasha
Another well received film to come out in 2012 was Asheem Ahluwalia's widely feted Miss Lovely that had a limited release in Indian theatres in January this year after making several rounds of international film festivals.
The film was an ode to Mumbai's C-grade film industry that mostly churns out low budget horror/sex movies.
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Image: A scene from Miss Lovely
Another erotic thriller to come out of the Bhatt camp, Pooja Bhatt-directed Jism 2 marked the debut of Sunny Leone in Hindi films.
Costarring two hunky men -- Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh -- the film was replete with steamy scenes and a scantily clad Leone for the most part.
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Image: Randeep Hooda and Sunny Leone in Jism 2
The Dirty Picture
Vidya Balan's showstopping portrayal of late actress Silk Smitha in this Milan Luthria biopic went on to become one of the highlights of the year.
Balan's unabashedly sexy portrayal, aided by fine performances from costars Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi made the film a critical as well as a commercial success.
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Image: Movie poster of The Dirty Picture
Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun
Touted as India's own Brokeback Mountain, this 2010 film was directed by Sanjay Sharma and written by his brother Kapil Sharma (who also played one of the protagonists in the film).
The film was known as the first Indian film ever to feature a gay kiss and was screened at India's first mainstream gay film festival, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.
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Image: Movie poster of Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun
Neha Dhupia's second film Julie, released in 2004, caught many eyeballs with its promises of skin show, a topless scene by the lead actress and her many onscreen encounters of the intimate kind.
The film tells the story of a starry-eyed Goan girl who lands up in Mumbai, only to be disillusioned by its people and turns to prostitution.
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Image: Sanjay Kapoor and Neha Dhupia in Julie
Arguably the most successful film of Mallika Sherawat's career, Mahesh Bhatt's erotic thriller Murder, directed by Anurag Basu, catapulted the actress to star status.
Inspired from Richard Gere starrer Unfaithful, the film was replete with steamy scenes featuring Mallika and her costars -- Emraan Hashmi and Ashmit Patel.
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Image: Mallika Sherawat and Ashmit Patel in Murder
Actresses Amrita Arora and Eesha Koppikar raised hell as lesbian lovers in Karan Razdan's 2004 film Girlfriend.
While the makers claimed that the film dealt with lesbianism, Girlfriend was, at best, a horribly misguided flesh fest that had soem really warped idea of homosexuality.
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Image: Amrita Arora and Eesha Koppikar in Girlfriend