Pooja Bhatt was one of the prominent actresses in the early 90s and delivered some of the blockbusters like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Sadak, Guneghar, Tadipaar, Border and many more. With each film, she shattered the stereotypes prevalent at the time.
Much like his father Mahesh Bhatt, Pooja also chose the less traveled path. Starting her career at a very young age, she chose films and her roles were unconventional. Her roles had elements of spark in them. She was bold and never hesitated to call a spade a spade.
Pooja Bhatt even honored n * de for a magazine cover, which became a controversy in the 90s. She was criticized for posing nude for a magazine cover with her entire body painted. While this may have been one of the cult magazine covers now, back then people didn’t take it lightly.
The filmmaker and actress once spoke about the magazine’s controversial cover, which was inspired by the 1992 Vanity Fair cover featuring Demi Moore in just body paint with nothing underneath. When photographer Dinesh Raheja offered her the concept, she didn’t hesitate to seize the opportunity.
Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Pooja Bhatt said: “I didn’t think twice before doing the cover shoot as I was all 24, very brave and eager to go. I have always liked challenges and actions of a different kind. I completely stand by what I did at this age.
The Bombay Begums actress further claimed that while she didn’t regret posing for the cover, she might not be able to do it again. She said, “While the image has become a huge talking point, there hasn’t been a backlash of the kind I faced later on for the transformed cover or more recently for my films. I think it has a lot to do with the Bombay bombings and the riots that broke out. When I think about the shoot, I don’t think I would be able to do it today for various reasons. But I have no regrets about what I did then.
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