Producer Ratan Jain and Mallika Sherawat's brother Vikram Lamba claimed that the nude scenes were done by a body double. However, co-producer Govind Menon said that the actress herself did all the scenes except the ones that need her to crawl out of the mud and dangerous stunts. He added that she was comfortable with the nude scenes because the director is a woman.
Menon justifies the inclusion of nude scenes in Hisss, as one can't wear wear anything, including jewellery, when a human being transforms into a snake. He said that Mallika did all the scenes where she transforms into a snake. He added that he didn't zoom onto her private parts though she did full frontal nude shots. He went on to say that the scenes have been done aesthetically.
Hisss, directed by Jennifer Lynch and produced by Govind Menon, Vikram Singh, Ratan Jain and William Sees Keenan, is all set for release this Friday, October 22. Mallika Sherawat plays the lead role with Irrfan Khan and Jeff Doucette as her co-stars.