A blue film, blue picture, or bf is a euphemistic term used in India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal for an adult film, generally made by amateurs or shot in a style recalling amateur pornography. The term blue picture comes from Great Britain, where blue is euphemistically used to refer to works targeting the prurient interest or those that are considered offensive, obscene, or in bad taste (blue laws, blue humour, and a comedian's blue book are in this same tradition).
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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