Pooja Bhatt Opens Up On Going Nude For A Magazine Cover In 90s; ‘It’s All About…’

Bollywood veteran Pooja Bhatt might had a short career in films, but she always managed to be the centre of attraction due to her controversial moves. She never sticked to societal norms, broke multiple stereotypes and raised eyebrows. The unconventional ways in which the actress lived was once the talk of the town.

Pooja’s reminisce her gutsy photoshoot

Back in 1990s, Pooja posed for a magazine cover with just body paint. It was the time when even short dresses were not acceptable. Her nude photoshoot invited fury from fans as well as critics. The actress was brutally slammed for going topless. In a recent interview with Siddharth Kannan, Pooja opened up the same.

Recalling the time when she met Anna Singh, who painted her body for the shoot, and photographer, Dinesh Raheja at Jagdish Mali’s studio, the actress revealed that the photo shoot was inspired by a similar Vanity Fair cover featuring Demi Moore. Pooja said that she found the original photo to be very aesthetic. She never thought she was doing anything controversial. She just did it like that. It was not pre-planned that, ‘Oh this will go viral’. These words didn’t exist in those times. The actress tagged the process ‘organic’ and said that it’s all about ‘neeyat’ (intention). Pooja stated:

“Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. Sometimes it used to get controversial, so we had to keep our head low, and sometimes people really liked it.”

Further in the conversation, the actress called youngsters ‘barely organic’ in their approach. She said that they are too cautious about the views that their post will get. Pooja quoted:

“When you start playing to the gallery constantly and start thinking, ‘If I will post this picture, these many views will come’, then it doesn’t work.”

For the unversed, Pooja Bhatt ended up as the third runner-up of reality show ‘Bigg Boss OTT 2’. She put up a good show in the house and was highly praised for her performance.