Bollywood babes are on a topless overdrive. After actors Bipasha Basu and Monica Dogra posed topless for magazines in the past two months, actor Kashmera Shah has gone bare for a calendar. Called Kashessentual, her calendar was launched in Mumbai on Monday.
The 40-year-old actor insists that all pictures have been shot aesthetically, even though they appear risque. “I have the best non-surgical body in the glamour business and I am proud of it. My calendar is orgasmic,” she says.
Ask how her family reacted to the calendar, and she confesses that they don’t know about it. “My family is not aware, and I hope they never find out.” But, her boyfriend Krushna gives it a thumbs up. “I think it turned him on,” she laughs.
Interestingly, all actors who have dared to bare in recent times say there’s no awkwardness during the shoot. “The shoot was done by someone I know, so I was totally comfortable,” said actor Monica Dogra, who posed topless for a magazine in February.
Talking about the trend of going topless, Manish Porwal of Alchemist, a talent management firm says, “Actors do such shoots to push the envelope and boost their careers.”
Kash in the news
Kashmera Shah, 40, debuted in Bollywood with Shah Rukh Khan’s Yes Boss
Shah had a public fall-out with Rakhi Sawant in 2006
She and her beau Krushna recently staged a break up to promote a TV show
They went topless, too
Actor Monica Dogra went topless for the March issue of MW India
Actor Bipasha Basu posed for Maxim in January
Actor Mandira Bedi posed topless for Vogue India’s January issue