Mandakini's waterfall scene in Raj Kapoor's Ram Teri Ganga Maili has become a benchmark and a reference point for any heroine who has gone under the waterfall in Bollywood. Actresses presented sensuously under a waterfall provides the much needed glamour quotient in the movies.
A saree clad heroine near a waterfall is a very famous trend in Bollywood. Even today we have the film makers incorporating a scene like this in their movies, like Katrina Kaif's song in 'De Dana Dan'. When a hot quotient is needed in the movie, directors resort to such tactics of a saree clad actress drenching under the waterfall or in the rain. Another common thing movie makers are doing is shooting at least one song in their movie incorporating a saree clad heroine near a water body or under the waterfall.
It definitely raises the oomph quotient of the song, the scenes and thereby the whole movie. Heroes and heroines frolicking in the water body has become a common thing for directors these days for nothing provides that sensuous effect like an actress in water. So let's take a look at some of the best scenes of actresses under waterfall till date. It's not a new trend, but something that has been followed through decades of film making. SCROLL DOWN FURTHER TO WATCH A VIDEO BASED ON THE SAME TOPIC.
The white piece of clothing, the only thing draped around Mandakini's body (sans any blouse), went transparent under the gushing water and brought to display more than expected.
Much before Mandakini, Raj Kapoor had used the white-cloth-under-waterfall gimmick on another beauty, in Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
Shilpa Shirodkar was often tagged as the sex-symbol in her heydays. In ‘Kishen Kanhaiya', she was made to do the same white-cloth-under-waterfall stunt in the song 'Radha Bina Hai'.
Moon Moon Sen
Not many would know that Moon Moon Sen did the same Mandakini waterfall scene in a Bengali film called Gaja Makuta.
The waterfall was often used to add to her sensuality. In the song Zehreela Pyaar from ‘Daud', Urmila comes across as the best ever body in recent times that a waterfall has exploited.
Kajol, who otherwise comes across as a girl-next-door actress, couldn't help letting her hot-n-wild side out under the waterfall. This wet-and-wild number from ‘Sapney' unleashes the latent sex-appeal of Kajol.
When the waterfall gimmick was almost forgotten by Bollywood in recent years, Katrina Kaif brought back the formula in the film ‘De Dana Dan'. And though this song was picturized in a studio, as against a natural waterfall that we often see, Katina's sex-appeal was authentic.
Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar set the screen ablaze in the rain-song Tip Tip Barsa Paani in ‘Mohra'. Some years later, the makers tried to revive the same with a waterfall song. Raveena Tandon tried to seduce Akshay Kumar in the song De Diya from ‘Keemat' under a waterfall.
Bollywood diva and B'wood badshah Shah Rukh Khan's oozing chemistry in Asoka grabbed huge eyeballs. Check out the pair raising temperatures in the song San Sanana.
When it comes to talking about sex-appeal, how can Mallika Sherawat be left behind? In the first film that brought her to limelight, ‘Khwahish', known for the much-popular 17 smooching scenes, one of the lip-locks happened under the waterfall.