Then and Now: Madhu Sapre - 90s supermodel who made headlines for posing nude

Jul 14, 2018, 10:02 IST
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    Madhu Sapre is an Indian model who created quite a rage in 90s. All pics/mid-day archives, Instagram

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    Madhu Sapre was born on July 14, 1971. She is a model from Maharashtra. Her full name is Madhushree Sapre

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    Madhu Sapre was a gutsy model on the ramp and was well known for it

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    During the question-answer round of the pageant, Madhu Sapre had given quite a few answers that made her infamous, especially at that time

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    Madhu Sapre asked for a world-class sports stadium for the country if she were made the Prime Minister of India for a day

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    Madhu Sapre answered, "According to me India has been in poverty for many years, so it was not going to suddenly change in one year by my becoming the prime minister. But there are other areas like art and sports in which we can improve. And being a sportsgirl I had suffered because we don't have the equipment and the grounds in India."

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    Madhu Sapre had later said in an interview, "All the officials had told us that our answers had to be truthful," she says, "and coming from the heart. Nobody told us we had to be politically correct. I said what my heart told me and I lost."

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    On the international front, Madhu Sapre had just two weeks to prepare for Miss Universe 1992 contest

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    In the 1990s, Madhu Sapre was an athlete who rose to fame when she started modeling at a very young age. As Miss India she represented India at the 1992 Miss Universe pageant, where she was the 2nd runner up

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    Madhu Sapre and famous model Milind Soman, shot for a shoe commercial in 1995 where they were seen with a python wrapped around their bodies. This ad created furore among women and animal rights activists. Demonstrations were staged outside their houses and some of the protesters even donated them clothes to cover up. The ad was then pulled off and the models were booked for indecency

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    Madhu Sapre considers late photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha a huge influence on her modelling career

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    In August 1995, the social service branch of the Mumbai police had registered a case after Madhu Sapre and Milind Soman posed in the nude and wearing only shoes and a python wrapped around them

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    Another case was filed against Madhu Sapre and Milind Soman under the Wildlife Protection Act against the advertising agency for illegal use of the python

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    The accused included the publishers and distributors of two magazines that featured the controversial ad, the advertising agency, Madhu Sapre, Milind Soman and the photographers

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    The case lasted for 14 years, after which the courts acquitted Madhu Sapre, Milind Soman and others

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    Milind Soman and Madhu Sapre were dating when the advertisement was featured

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    Madhu Sapre poses in a bikini during a magazine event. Sapre had unarguably one of the finest bikini bodies in her time

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    Presently, Madhu Sapre lives in Riccione, a small town on the east coast of Italy with her husband, Italian businessman Gian Maria Emendatori

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    Madhu Sapre met Emendatori through mutual friends while he was in India on a holiday. They got married in 2001

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    Madhu Sapre and husband Gian Maria Emendatori have a daughter together called Indira

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    Anil Kapoor applauds Madhu Sapre as she enjoys her glory moment

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    Madhu Sapre learnt Italian after moving to Italy

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    Madhu Sapre reveals that a mix of Italian and English is spoken at home. Her daughter Indira has heard her converse in Marathi with her mother during their visits to India, but she only understands some words

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    Madhu Sapre with her husband Gian Maria Emendatori at an event

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    Madhu Sapre in an advertisement with Amitabh Bachchan, Namrata Shirodkar and Mehr Jessia

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    Madhu Sapre, Katrina Kaif and Padma Lakshmi during the shooting of their Bollywood film 'Boom'

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    Madhu Sapre with her 'Boom' co-star Jackie Shroff

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    Madhu Sapre with her friend Namrata Shirodkar. Both of them competed in the pageant 

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    Madhu Sapre kept in touch with Namrata Shirodkar. A picture of them after years along with the latter's husband Mahesh Babu

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    Madhu Sapre with actor Rahul Dev. Both were models and contemporaries back in the day

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    Madhu Sapre with her model friends. Seen in the photo are Nethra Raghuraman, Mugdha Godse and Teejay Sidhu

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    Madhu Sapre has won the Femina Miss India Universe title and also the runner-up for Miss Universe, both in 1992

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About The Gallery

Remember Madhu Sapre? The sultry supermodel from the 90's who posed nude with fellow model and hottie Milind Soman. She was last spotted in Barcelona for a very special reunion with some of her pageant contemporaries. Here are some photos of the gorgeous lady and how she has changed over the years

 

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