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Poster 1.jpg
Directed by Faisal Saif
Produced by Raju Chand
Written by Faisal Saif
Music by Ram Shankar
Release date
  • 10 March 2006 (2006-03-10)
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Jigyaasa, released on 10 March 2006, is a Bollywood movie directed by Faisal Saif.[1] It was called the year's most controversial feature film, and was rumored to be based on the life of Indian actress, item girl and sex symbol Mallika Sherawat.[2]

This film marked a big change in Hrishitaa Bhatt's career, as it was her first titular role. Bhatt's performance in the film was praised by critics.[3]

Small time Marathi actress Teja Deokar played Hrishitaa Bhatt's part in the recent unofficial remake in Marathi titled Nati, which means 'Actress'.


Based on actual events, the film tells the story of an innocent girl named Jigyaasa Mathur (Hrishitaa Bhatt) who comes from a middle-class family, the daughter of a school teacher named Malini Mathur (Varsha Usgaonkar). Malini is a woman with principles and emotions. Jigyaasa wants to become a film actress and her mother has no objections about it. But Jigyaasa has some other plans. Jigyaasa will go to any limits to reach her goal. Within a timespan of five years, Jigyaasa reaches the top and becomes India's highest paid superstar.



  1. Baaton Hi Baaton Mein - Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam
  2. Jigyaasa - Ram Shankar
  3. Jigyaasa (Remix) - Ram Shankar
  4. Khatiya Toot Gayee Sonu Kakkar
  5. Meethe Meethe Sapnon Mein - Sadhana Sargam
  6. Saansein Meri Saansein - Rahul Vaidya
  7. Saansein Meri Sansein (Breathless Mix) - Rahul Vaidya


The film was unofficially remade in 2014 in Marathi titled Nati which means Actress. However some scenes and dramatization were changed to avoid any legal hassles.

Criticism and Legacy[edit]

The Lesbian interaction and kiss between Hrishitaa Bhatt and her co-actor in the film's scene was mentioned in an article from Spotboye.com by writer Chetna Kapoor as the The Hottest Lesbian And Gay Kisses in Bollywood.[4] Box Office Collection marked Jigyaasa and Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine as better made films till date with Bollywood used as a backdrop.[5]


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