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In Bed with Bollywood
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The Top 15 bedroom scenes that changed the way the Hindi film industry (and you) view sex on screen With Kareena finally agreeing to do a steamy bedroom scene in 'Heroine', we give you a list of Top 15 turning points in Bollywood sexuality, from controversial romps in the cave to plagiarized scenes from Kim Basinger starrer '9 ½ Weeks'… 1. Parveen Babi and Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar (1975) – While an actual romp was not pictured in the film,

Parveen Babi enjoying a post-coital cigarette while resting her head on Amitabh Bachchan’s hirsute chest heralded a new era for the sexually liberated urban woman in Indira Gandhi’s Emergency-riddled India. 2. Zeenat Aman and Shashi Kapoor in Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) – Raj Kapoor’s most controversial film

had this couple making out in a cave next to a waterfall. The film fell into trouble with the Censor Board in 1978. It finally opened to a lukewarm response from audiences and critics. However, to date, this remains a benchmark for how far Bollywood pushed its carnal pedal in the 1970s.

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Anil Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia’s romp in the hay truly pushed the envelope in which a day-glo Fanny Price sheds all her inhibitions for a bratty aristocrat. Madhuri Dixit and Vinod Khanna in ‘Dayavan’ (1988) – In his follow-up to ‘Janbaaz’. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha in Silsila (1981) – The alleged off-screen romance that had India spellbound was finally adapted to the screen by Yash Chopra. Marc Zuber plays a married advertising executive who has been loyal to his wife. 6. He had the audacity to sack Parveen Babi and Shabana Azmi eight days after shooting and from the wings emerged Rekha and Jaya Bhaduri respectively to replace the two. With a steamy song sequence in ‘Saagar’ (‘Jaane Do Naa’ by Asha Bhosle) already behind her. In the incredibly melodious ‘Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum’. walks in the garden.com/news/in-bed-with-bollywood. Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor in ‘Parinda’ (1989) – Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s remarkable film had a wedding night sequence that had the couple in bed with only a bed sheet covering them. the film has a suhaag raat scene that was rather sensitively shot. 5. 2 of 6 2/13/2012 7:30 PM . Dimple Kapadia and Anil Kapoor in ‘Janbaaz’ (1986) – After a tempestuous break-up with Rajesh Khanna. Many a VHS remote control had a clunky rewind button thanks to Mandakini’s infamous waterfall sequence. Parveen Babi and Marc Zuber in Yeh Nazdeekiyan (1982) – This was parallel cinema’s unabashed exploration of an urban couple giving in to their carnal impulses. and well. That is until he meets Kiran. even if a shrill B-roll with Mandakini’s pahari brother getting killed by local goons neutered the eroticism. as if a harbinger of conservative times to come. However. 4. she had the thermometer exploding in Feroz Khan’s ‘Janbaaz’ (much like the egg yolks from Sridevi’s drug-induced hallucinations in the same film). a model played by Parveen Babi.Yahoo! Movies India http://in.In Bed with Bollywood . And how.html 3.yahoo. Feroz Khan cast Vinod Khanna and Madhuri Dixit as a newly-married couple that goes for it in the song ‘Aaj Phir Tum Pe Pyaar Aaya Hain’. Mandakini and Rajiv Kapoor in Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985) – The film doesn’t need an introduction. And then. Madhuri was already making waves for her portrayal in ‘Tezaab’ and ‘Parinda’ then and Vinod Khanna had come back from his four-year sanyaas at the Osho commune to teach us what he had been learning there. a chartbuster with Amitabh spouting verses every now and then. they get riddled with bullets from a gangster’s AK-47. Dimple returned to cinema. Nonetheless. this heralded a new era of sexual liberation in late ‘80s and early ‘90s Bollywood before Rajshri Productions and Karan Johar spoiled the party with their regressive family entertainment formulas. Amitabh and Rekha rolling in bed. is a montage of superimposed scenes featuring tulips. Jolly good! 8. 7.movies.

The same Madhuri Dixit who was a trailblazer for Bollywood sexuality started playing cricket with a pomeranian in ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun?’. And yes. i.html 9. Mallika Sherawat and Emraan Hashmi in ‘Murder’ (2002) – Both the stars became pioneers of sexual liberation overnight with their no-holds-barred on-screen chemistry in this offering from the Bhatt B-grade Bollywood factory. Rekha and Akshay Kumar in ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ (1996) – The 1990s was a decade in which Bollywood got increasingly more conservative. Some respite came from Rekha and Akshay Kumar here in which Madam X plays an older seductress who showers and mud-bathes with Akki. 10. Mallika made no bones about the fact that she was ready for some more exposure and Emraan Hashmi was monikered a ‘serial kisser’ by the media for his needy lips in his forthcoming releases.In Bed with Bollywood . No Control’.yahoo. they couldn’t help plagiarizing Laura Branigan’s ‘Self Control’.movies. 3 of 6 2/13/2012 7:30 PM .com/news/in-bed-with-bollywood.e.Yahoo! Movies India http://in. this was shot to a song that went ‘In the Night.

finally giving in to their extra-marital impulses. rent a hotel room and spend a night of passion. Her films.com/news/in-bed-with-bollywood. Karan Johar was probably ashamed of his neo-con family entertainers and so took this film a notch above the chastity belt he was imposing on his audiences. Raj Kumar Yadav and Neha Chauhan in Love Sex aur Dhoka (2010) – Ekta Kapoor juggles two worlds.html 11. Raj Kumar Yadav has come to represent the hitherto unused testosterone of every aspiring hunk in Lokhandwala who dons a bicep-hugging T-shirt and will pull down his pants at the drop of a hat. Bipasha Basu and John Abraham in Jism (2003) – While they might have split up.movies. Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee in ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ (2006) – A man and a woman. 4 of 6 2/13/2012 7:30 PM .yahoo. Yet. both married. Her soap operas are an unending nightmare of scheming in-laws and cloistered lives from the Hindu joint family.Yahoo! Movies India http://in. it broke a certain threshold for Bollywood after its heyday in the ‘80s (see Parveen Babi and Marc Zuber in ‘Yeh Nazdeekiyan’ earlier) 13. are increasingly becoming the yardstick by which audiences can note how Bollywood is reclaiming its perineum from the Censor Board. starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger (the Bhatts like renting their Hollywood DVDs and adapting them to the screen).In Bed with Bollywood . this was a rare instance in which a Bollywood actress was willing to do what Kim Basinger did way back in 1986. in turn. Bipasha Basu and John Abraham did prove with this film what kept them going for this long. 12. The entire scene here is lifted from Adrian Lynne’s ‘9 ½ Weeks’. Nonetheless. As a matter of fact.

Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh in ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ (2010) – They could well win the Best Kiss in Bollywood award for this film.html 14. there is no denying how ‘LSD’ and ‘Ragini MMS’ have paved the way for filmmakers to explore sex in urban India.In Bed with Bollywood .Yahoo! Movies India http://in.yahoo. Though the scenes here see sex in a more lurid and leery light. the film stands out for its urbane treatment of a couple that is falling in love and expressing it physically. While there was no overt display of bodies gnashing one another. The film also features a scene where they are both seen waking up after a night of passion.com/news/in-bed-with-bollywood. 15. because in ‘Ragini MMS’ he plays a lecherous and scheming internet porn clip-maker yet again.movies. 5 of 6 2/13/2012 7:30 PM . Kainaz Motivala and Raj Kumar Yadav in Ragini MMS (2011) – Ekta Kapoor must have seen some potential in Raj Kumar Yadav in ‘LSD’.

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