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Neha does a Negar?

After Negar's flashing of assets, it is now Neha Dhupia's turn.

tabloid Updated: Jun 01, 2006 10:50 IST
Kabeer Sharma
Kabeer Sharma

It appears to be bare-all time — after Negar Khan's rather deliberate flashing of assets on the Cannes red carpet, it is now Neha Dhupia's turn. The actress, who is keen to put her Julie, Sheesha and Siskiyan past behind her, shows more than the usual deep cleavage on the posters of Utthaan (playback singer Kumar Sanu's celluloid venture). The posters, which show Neha with her left breast exposed, however seem more like a rather patchy Photoshop job.

Interestingly, Neha had earlier announced that she was dissociating herself from both the movie as well as its publicity. When called for her version of the story, Neha reiterated her stand. "It's very shocking that some people are playing so dirty. I've nothing more to say about it for I've moved on and don't wish to be even remotely connected to anything controversial." Sanu argues that the images are "morphed". However, he adds that "Aaj kal toh yeh picture key liye achcha hai. (This all is very good for the film). It is all negative propaganda but would still be profitable for the movie." But he denies that anyone connected with the movie is behind the posters. "I've seen the still and there's nothing obscene or vulgar. In fact, there's no sex or violence in the movie," Sanu says.


co-star Priyanshu Chatterji, is livid. "I haven't seen the picture…and I don't know how this happened, Neha is really careful with her outfits," he says. "It's not a porn or a semiporn flick or the kind of movies associated with Neha in the past …she's not been required to take off her clothes in this movie." A morphed image, as suggested by Sanu, though, seems to be out of question since the alleged ‘wardrobe malfunction' is visible in publicity stills made available by the movie's publicists, unless of course it has been orchestrated by the people behind the movie.

(With inputs from Hiren Kotwani)

First Published: Jun 01, 2006 10:50 IST