Sexy, Bitchy, Naughty Babes of Bollywood
There is a new breed of Bollywood babe which are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for stardom. AsiaEurope brings you some of the hottest and spiciest new age actresses who don't shy away from showing off that luscious body any more.
Not just Neetu Chandra, there is this whole bunch of new of actresses who are fiery and independent. They flaunt their sexuality and believe in the changing status of the fairer sex in keeping with the times. They are highly opinionated and don't break under pressure. But they must keep an image. For now. So, every time there is talk about an intimate scene involving them they say, ''I will do it if the script demands it'', or, ''If it is shot aesthetically, why not'', ''I am an actor and I am here to portray my director's characters''.
They don't mind mouthing sexy dialogues and performing provocative roles, being the woman who makes you to burn with desire as you watch them get intimate onscreen with their co-actors. In fact they love it and are hungry for more. Lets have a look...
It is generally bad news for an actress when the weighing scales are tilting on the wrong side and the media has blown up the oversized pictures. Not Neetu Chandra.
On a hot Sunday afternoon in a vanity van, dressed in a very summery yellow number, the dusky actress is looking at news reports about her weight gain, and laugh out loud, ''Actually these reports keep me motivated. Meet me in ten days and you will see the change.'' When we met again to discuss this story, the chick is a few kilos lighter, showing off her belly button in a short top and low waist jeans that fits her like second skin.
Sporty in her attitude, and downright naughty, sexy and bitchy, she is a natural choice of The Man's cover. The newly toned deliciously hot bod helps, too.
The actress, who started in an itsy bitsy bikini number in Priyadarshan's GARAM MASALA, turned her luck around when she bagged a de-glam street vendor solo heroine role in Madhur Bhandarkar's TRAFFIC SIGNAL. Although the film failed to impress the box office, Neetu's work was appreciated. Then came her role opposite Abhay Deol in OYE LUCKY LUCKY OYE. The film did well and offers began to pour in.
Her last release 13B, a horror film, is now being remade into English by a Hollywood production house. With more than six of her films releasing this year, Neetu seems to have hit the formula of success. Rahul Dholakia's MUMBAI CUTTING, Vipul Shah's untitled film with Rahul Bose, Raj Kanwar's period film SADIYAAN with Rekha and Hema Malini, Gary Grewal's KHUSAR PRASAD KA BHOOTH where she plays a prostitute, Jagmohan Mundra's psycho thriller APARTMENT and Ram Gopal Varma's RANN are expected to release this year.
This curvaceous lass says she has achieved all this without being a size zero and would like to keep it that way. ''I believe one needs to have a good, toned body and have curves in the right places. I like how our older actresses looked. They were voluptuous and I want that trend to come back. Trust me, men love a body that keeps their hands full.''
Unapologetic about showing off her body on screen she says, ''If I can carry a bikini in the best form why shouldn't I wear one? I have no apprehensions about wearing clothes that flatter my body. I am comfortable doing intimate scenes. If shot aesthetically, I am ready to do a nude shoot too. It should not look cheap or vulgar.''
Neetu's new funda is, any publicity is good publicity, ''My directors say every second day there is something written about me. They don't care whether it is good or bad, they say it is enough that the media is attracted towards you. Then it is good for his film too. I am a very frank person and I don't think there is anything wrong in accepting that I like being written about. I just want them to use good pictures,'' she winks with a wicked smile playing on her lips.
Neetu is symbolic of the new breed of actresses who leave no stone unturned to achieve success. There is a right mix of talent, attitude and an oomph factor. That she can kick some ass on and off screen makes her all the more desirable.
Just as we want to label her in the Charlie's Angels avatar, she drops another bomb about her spiritual life. ''I am going to Osho Ashram tomorrow; I am going to swim there, play basket-ball and get some much needed peace and calm. I love the meditation exercises there. It helps me get some equilibrium,'' says the actress who has been working non-stop.
Ask her about per perfect date and pat comes the reply, ''On the beach, with live music playing out of sight in the background, the guy coming on a white horse and popping out the diamond ring during the dinner.
As a woman if I dig for loyalty it won't be right. It is biologically proven that men want to sleep with more than one woman. On the other hand women look for security. I can't say I am looking for loyalty and that my man should be a virgin when we get married. I am looking for a guy who believes in me, trusts me, till the time we have a good relationship. If I had to choose between a simple, cute guy and a clever one who can handle situations, well, I would prefer the clever one.
If someone very shyly coyly asks me out and says it's the first time he is asking someone out, I would slap him and tell him to sleep with 500 women and then ask me out. He needs to know how to handle women, needs to be polished. I don't want to dumb guy.''
So what kind of a guy would Neetu marry? ''I will only marry a guy who has a spa, basket ball ground, and a club, a bungalow, 3-4 cars to match my dresses, is good looking and a sports person. I want him to be intelligent and funny. I want him to make me laugh all the time.'' Easy to please, isn't she?
Shruti Haasan :
Just her parentage - Kamal Haasan and Sarika, generated enough interest in Shruti Haasan even before she has debuted in Bollywood.
Shruti has her mother's royal looks - fair skin. She too is an interesting mix - trained in dance, is a professional singer and is already making heads turn with her svelte body and tantalizing look.
Any guesses what will happen when her debut film - Soham Shah's LUCK with Imran Khan releases?
As of now Shruti is also composing the music for Kamal Haasan's upcoming Tamil film Unnaipol Oruvan which is a Tamil remake of A WEDNESDAY! Shruti has also lent her voice in her debut film LUCK.
It must be daunting task to date a girl whose father is a police inspector. Maybe that explains why Sonal is still single. Born in a Rajput family, Sonal was the first Indian to bag the Miss World Tourism title after which she debuted last year in Mukesh Bhatt's JANNAT opposite Emraan Hashmi. Sonal is far more fun and mischievous in her demeanor than her miss goody two shoes character Zoya in JANNAT.
The girl must have got some spunk beneath that innocent smile which made MF Hussain's son Owais Hussain sign her for his directorial debut tentatively titled PUNJAB 69. She has also recently wrapped up a film opposite Shivrajkumar down South. Ask her what took her so long to sign the second film she says, ''After JANNAT released the Bhatt's told me that there will high expectations now. You can only fall from here. That statement made an impact on me and I was just being careful. Though I have a three movie deal with the Bhatt's, they haven't forced me to sign something immediately. They understand an artist's situation and have given me freedom to choose the film I want to do with them.'' For now Sonal says she is just waiting for a script where her wild side can be explored.
For those of you who would want to impress her, she doesn't ask for much. ''Just take me to an open place where I can see the stars in the sky, feel the breeze in my face,'' says Sonal.