No bikinis please

Katrina Kaif is yet another hottie who has apparently refused to wear a two-piece on screen. Shubha Shetty Saha examines why some Bollywood babes turn prudes only when it comes to bikinis

They don't mind having heroes wrapped around their bodies. They don't mind getting smooch happy, or even wriggling their skimpily clad derriere to an item song. But mention the B word and some of them turn crimson red.

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Katrina Kaif reportedly dilly-dallied signing Dhoom 3 because she was asked to wear the dreaded bikini. Kat is not the only example. Sonakshi, apparently, has a no-bikini clause in place.

She had intimated producers of Race 2 that she wouldn't wear one even before signing the film. Asin had also said no to wearing a two-piece to Sajid Nadiadwala for Housefull 2.

It's not just these three actresses. There have been many before them who have run away or at least pretended to run away when they were asked to don a swimsuit on screen.
It's almost like our sexy B-Town babes think that not being bikini-clad on screen directly implies that she is a nice girl from a good home, with all her values shining through.

In a day and age, when even older women with less aesthetically-pleasing bodies are nonchalantly wearing bikinis at swimming pools in clubs, may be it is time our heroines, who kill themselves achieve their gorgeous bods, did a re-think.

They already have ready-made inspiration in the form of gorgeous yesteryear actresses like Sadhana, Sharmila Tagore, Parveen Babi and Zeenat Aman who wore their bikinis with such �lan that even today they have remained etched in people's minds.
And no, no one suspected their upbringing or their character just because they were confident enough to wear a swimsuit when at a pool or on a beach!

Old world charm

Zeenat Aman

Sharmila Tagore


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