When Bollywood STRIPPED for movie posters
Actors in the buff, caught on posters.
We’ve seen Aamir Khan dolled up as a cabaret dancer in Baazi.
We’ve witnessed him transform into people of all sizes and ages for Tata Sky commercials.
We’ve marvelled at his beefing-up capabilities in Ghajini.
And ever since the poster of Rajkumar Hirani’s much-awaited PK came out featuring the superstar in the buff, just about concealing his modesty with a two-in-one, we’re a mix of surprise and curiosity.
While we can barely wait for PK to hit the screens -- December 18 seems a long way off -- let’s take a look at some other movie posters where actors posed au naturel.
Ragini MMS 2
Sunny Leone’s smoking hot body and readiness to bare it is her greatest weapon.
And this provocative Ragini MMS 2 poster (bet you didn’t even notice the spooky figure at the back, did you?) does everything to entice the moviegoer into buying a ticket.
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Image: Movie poster Ragini MMS 2
Ditto for Jism 2.
Only the curvaceous model on the poster of Pooja Bhatt’s sequel, a complete rip-off of fashion designer Felix Bendish’s concept, is not Leone but Brazilian pin-up Nathalia Kaur.
Image: Movie poster Jism 2
A film with a name and theme like that is bound to attract attention, especially if its leading lady happens to be the controversy-courting Sherlyn Chopra.
Kamasutra 3D went to the 66th Cannes Film Festival as a promotional exercise with this eyeballs grabbing poster of its unclad hot heroine.
Image: Movie poster of Kamasutra 3D
Hate Story 2
There aren’t too many bold scenes in the recently released follow-up to Hate Story.
Surveen Chawla’s dare-to-bare pose on its tantalising poster, however, tells a different story.
Image: Movie poster of Hate Story 2
Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon
India’s answer to Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain may have sunk without a trace but its bold poster featuring two naked men -- Kapil Sharma and Yuvraaj Parashar -- raised quite a storm.
Dunno Y…Na Jaane Kyon revolves around an aspiring gay model working as a gigolo to get around.
Image: Movie poster of Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon
Poonam Pandey’s model-turned-starlet drops her clothes to generate buzz for her erotic drama, Nasha on its racy poster.
Apt considering she plays a teacher who initiates a lustful liaison with her teenager student.
The idea of a disrobed Kareena Kapoor and her equally bare husband Saif Ali Khan getting up, close and personal on the poster of Kurbaan didn’t go down well with the moral police.
A political party even sent a sari to the actress’ family as well as covered its poster with seven yards of saffron.
Image: Movie poster of Kurbaan
Neha Dhupia is best remembered for two things. Her quote (Only sex and Shah Rukh sell) and her role in and as Julie, where she plays a woman compelled to take up prostitution.
And what better than a bare-skinned Neha to emphasise on that?
Her attempt to cash-in on Julie’s success with the raunchier Sheesha didn’t find any takers.
Image: The Julie poster
Unlike the objectifying inclinations of previously mentioned posters, Hansal Mehta’s Shahid is a hard-hitting biopic of a real-life lawyer and activist.
One of the scenes of the National Award-winning drama involves police brutally torturing and stripping the man, played by Rajkummar Rao, till he admits to a crime he did not commit.
And the ugly nakedness of it all is effectively captured in its stark poster.
Image: Movie poster of Shahid