Our society may have progressed by leaps and bounds, but mentioning the words ‘actress’ and bikini’ in the same sentence is still a surefire way of getting a week’s worth of headlines.
And approximately a month’s worth of them when an actress refuses to don one. Here’s a look at seven of our Bollywood damsels who absolutely refuse to join the bikini bandwagon:
She may have embraced bolder roles onscreen, going as far as to get intimate with co-star Ranveer Singh in Lootera, but that’s about the farthest that Sonakshi is willing to push the envelope. The curvy actress admitted in an interview that she has to face her parents, and despite being edgy and experimental sometimes, she won’t cross the line of comfort. And for some reason, we aren’t complaining.
Likewise, the Singham actress isn’t a big fan of movie scenes that she can’t watch with her family either and has gone on record to admit, “Glamour does not mean wearing a bikini on screen. I really hope this stereotype changes. I know my limits and I just have personal boundaries.”
Barely a few films old in Bollywood, and Tamanaah Bhatia has already begun chalking out her boundaries and laying out her demands. "I have always maintained that I will not wear a bikini. This is something that I have maintained, and I intend to keep that. I am not comfortable at all," says the actress who showed Sajid Khan the red flag on being asked to don a bikini in Humshakals.
The 2008 dud Kidnap may not have had much to its credit, but if you’re a fan of Minissha Lamba’s curves, you might want to hold on to your DVDs. After steaming up the screen with a sexy two-piece in Kidnap, the demure actress has refused to put up an encore and apparently put her foot down when asked to walk the ramp in a bikini as per the script of her 2011 film, Hum Tum Shabana which saw her playing a contestant in a beauty pageant.
Given the number of onscreen kisses the actress has collected in the handful of years she’s spent in Bollywood, we hadn’t exactly categorized Parineeti as the demure type. But mention the word ‘bikini’ and the Ishaqzaade star morphs into a blushing damsel; Parineeti has apparently sent several scripts packing because they required her to don a two-piece onscreen.
"Will I wear a bikini in a movie? No, I don't see myself doing that ever," announced the actress during a press meet. Tell us that came as a surprise; we dare you. We triple dare you.
Honorary Mention: Katrina Kaif
Though she looks smoking hot in a two piece, (A fact that passers-by at beaches in Ibiza can honestly attest to) Katrina’s unfortunate brush with paparazzi has scarred the actress so badly that she apparently stayed on Aditya Chopra’s case until he altered the script of Dhoom 3 to cut out all bikini scenes. Thereby depriving us of all future visuals of Katrina in a two-piece, so thanks a bunch, Spanish paparazzi.
Which one of these actresses do you think can rock the bikini? Tell us in the comments below.