New Delhi: Starlets like Nupur Mehta, Poonam Pandey and Veena Malik have proved that there is nothing like a controversy to get instant fame. From fighting to stripping to romantic linkups, their much talked about acts have been grabbing headlines.
IANS lists some names that have hogged the limelight for all the wrong reasons:
Nupur Mehta: She had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it role in Sunny Deol- starrer 'Jo Bole So Nihal'. But the aspiring actress got her 15 seconds of fame after her name cropped up in match-fixing allegations stemming from the India-Pakistan World Cup match last year. The actress added fuel to fire after admitting she was dating Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan. Post her confession, she has been splashed on TV news channels and chat shows.
Paoli Dam: Bengali actress Paoli Dam was nobody before she appeared in the poster of 'Hate Story' where she shows a tattooed bare back with a strategically placed gun. It was followed by an uncensored clip of 'Hate Story', showing Paoli delivering sexually explicit and abusive dialogues, going viral on the net. Ever since, she has been hogging the limelight for her uninhibited views on nudity and boldness in front of the camera. Last year she got negative publicity for her bold scene in Bengali film 'Chatrak'....more
06:57 PM, Mar 30, 2012
New Delhi: Paoli Dam didn't have any inhibitions doing bold scenes in 'Hate Story', says director Vivek Agnihotri, who is launching the Bengali actress in Bollywood with the film. A well known name in Bengali cinema, Paoli walked the red carpet at the Cannes film festival earlier this year for the premier of her film 'Chatrak' (Mushrooms). The film courted controversy because of her full frontal nude scene. "For 'Hate...
07:21 PM, Dec 13, 2011
French auteur Jean Luc Godard once quipped, "Cinema doesn't query the beauty of the woman, it only doubts her heart." Can we replace 'Cinema' with 'Society' here? Molly Haskell argued in her ground-breaking From Reverence to Rape: The treatment of women in the Movies (1974), "Film reflects the ideological and social construction of women who are either revered as the virgin or reviled (as the whore)." From time immemorial, the...
05:34 PM, Sep 30, 2011
New Delhi: Vimukthi Jayasundara is a Sri Lanka based filmmaker, whose new film 'Chatrak' (Mushroom) has been selected for several prestigious film festivals, including Cannes and ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. The film deals with the mental agony of a Dubai based builder, who has returned to Kolkata to take part in a building construction boom. He reunites with his girlfriend, and sets out for a long desired search for...
02:26 PM, Sep 15, 2011