- Posted July 4, 2012 by
This scene made a storming debut in Bollywood with the beautiful Saira Banu in the 1964 super hit movie April Fool. Saira donned a swimsuit which surely left a mark on old school Bollywood. Dimple Kapadia then went one better by sporting a bikini in the film Bobby which released in 1973. The evergreen Bollywood diva Rekha then took her chance at ‘Swimming Pool’ stardom in the 1988 film Khoon Bhari Maang before dabbling with her younger co-star Akshay Kumar in the 1996 film Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi.
The dawn of the millennium changed the face of Bollywood as fans began gradually getting used to actresses turning the heat on in some steamy pool sequences. Priyanka Chopra ended up getting the better of Akshay Kumar in Aitraaz while Udita Goswami was too much to handle for Emraan Hashmi in Zeher. Bipasha Basu put herself on the map with Jism and Amisha Patel surprised quite a few with an enticing swimming pool sequence alongside Saif Ali Khan in Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic. Whether they played vulnerable to con their man or were genuinely in love, women seem even more irresistible to men when in the pool.
More recently, films like Ekk Mein Aur Ek Tu, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Blood Money, Jodi Breakers and Jism 2 have found themselves hogging the headlines. In an age where women love to flaunt their ‘size zero’ figures, Anushka Sharma and Kareena Kapoor can pull off skimpily clad sequences with consummate ease. VJ Mia and Sunny Leone however have taken swimming pool sequences to a new high.
Ravishing curves matched with intense love-making scenes have undoubtedly changed the ‘pool-scape’ of Bollywood and gained attention in the media for obvious reasons. Sex sells in B-Town better than most things and directors are cashing in on this with budding beauties perfectly.
So our advice to budding Tinsel Town newbies – Leave the acting classes for later. For now, make sure that bikini fits perfectly!