Latest face to join the Bollywood strip club is newcomer Maradona Rebello. Maradona has dropped all his clothes for his first Bollywood movie Pankh, directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay. He has also appeared in a gay kiss scene with a boy onscreen in Pankh. Actress Bipasha Basu is playing a sex confused girl.
Talking about the nude scene in an interview to a TV channel, actor Maradona Rebello said, “I went for the audition of the movie Pankh. Director told me about the demands of the role. I told it to my parents and they heard the story from the director Sudipto. They gave me green signal to act in the movie." He added, “Nude scene and scene of an onscreen kiss with a boy are very essential in the movie. It"s very hard to imagine the story without these scenes."
Maradona further said, “As a beginner, it was a tough time for me to shed all my clothes before the camera. And kissing a boy before hundreds of people was even more disgusting. I think I"ve done a wonderful job in all these scenes."
Bollywood actors like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan started a trend of semi nudity to attract fans, especially female fans. They just striped of their shirts to exhibit their macho man bodies. This trend became an easy way to success and popularity.
Actor Ranbir Kapoor had dropped his towel in a song of the movie Saawariya. John Abraham had dropped his underwear a little down below his trunk in the movie Dostana. He also appeared in a gay kiss scene with Abhshekh Bachchan. Neil Nithin Mukesh went even further and posed fully naked in his recent movie Jail.
However, it seems that the stripping has now become a publicity stunt. It"s turning out to be a new way of promoting oneself. Will Maradona be able to attract audiences with his nude scene? Will his first movie get him a hero image in Bollywood film industry?