Her mother, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, created a sensation when she donned a bikini for a magazine’s photo shoot in the ’60s. Considered a trendsetter in her days, she wore a blue swimsuit in her film, An Evening In Paris, in 1967. Apparently she had no qualms about wearing a two-piece for the film, but was told to settle for a one-piece instead.
Four decades later her actress daughter Soha follows in her footsteps, by featuring in a bikini for her upcoming film, Mr Joe B Carvalho.
This is the first time that Soha has stepped out in a bikini in her nine-year-old film career. The actress told director Samir Tiwari that she would wear a two-piece from her personal collection and zeroed down on a blue bikini -- blue being her favourite hue -- the colour of royalty.
Says Soha, “I haven’t been in a swimming pool in any of my films, so the need to wear a swimwear did not arise earlier. For this one, I was given the choice between a swimsuit and a bikini and I chose the latter. It is part of my personal wardrobe.”
She adds, “I love water and I swim a lot, so I was not uncomfortable during the shoot. As it was a first for me, I was a bit nervous about the aesthetics of it and was insistent it should not be crass or crude, but look effortless and natural and that’s what we have got.”
Interestingly, the actress did not put in any extra effort to tone up her body for the shot.