In a current interview, Pooja Bedi has opened up about her controversial ad for Kamasutra Condoms in the 90s, which she mentioned was hailed as the ‘starting of the sexual revolution in India’.
Actor Pooja Bedi has mentioned that she felt good being a trailblazer when she appeared in a condom ad in the early Nineties. The controversial ad additionally featured mannequin Marc Robinson and for a time, was banned by the nation’s official broadcaster Doordarshan. In a current interview, Pooja mentioned that the ad might have been banned in India nevertheless it was touted as ‘the starting of the sexual revolution in India’ by Western publications.
The ad in query was for Kamasutra Condoms and was shot by legendary adman Alyque Padamsee in Goa. It confirmed Pooja underneath a bathe together with Marc. It aired on TV from 1990-1991. Considered too sultry for TV, it was banned on Doordarshan after many took objection to the content material as effectively as the material.
Speaking to IndianExpress.com, the actor mentioned, “It was nice to be a fire-starter. The marketing campaign was touted as the starting of the sexual revolution in India by British tabloids. It gained many awards and made promoting historical past. It was nice to have been a trailblazer as a result of of it.” The actor added that she is glad instances have modified in the three a long time since. “Thank heavens that individuals immediately are so open about their sexuality,” she added.
Talking about her outlook on life in the identical interview, Pooja attributed it to her upbringing. She mentioned, “To love deeply, to query limiting conventions, to face up for what is correct, to empower and battle for the rights of others, and to all the time preserve a way of humour, particularly at myself have been some key highlights (of my upbringing.” Pooja is the daughter of veteran actor Kabir Bedi and model-turned-dancer Protima Bedi.
The ad paved manner for Pooja’s movie profession as she signed on for her debut movie Vishkanya and likewise her breakthrough position in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. She went on to behave in a number of movies in the 90s and later, additionally participated in actuality reveals like Nach Baliye, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, and the fifth season of Bigg Boss.