The bikini diaries: Can Bollywood bikini babes make a film hit?

They have wowed us with their long legs and chiseled tummies while donning a hot two-piece. It’s been a popular trend inspired from Hollywood flicks like Bond series to have a super sexy actress emerging out of the sea in a bikini. Most filmmakers promote this as the USP of their film.

Priyanka Chopra walking in a golden swimsuit in Dostana’s first promos, Deepika Padukone sizzling in a blood red bikini swimming carelessly in the Ocean or Kareena Kapoor flaunting her zero size figure in a electric green bikini in Tashan… Bollywood sure knows how to flaunt their leading ladies to grab eye-balls.

If you watched the scene with Deepika in a red bikini from her recent movie Cocktail, you’ll know what we are talking about. And then there is Priyanka Chopra, who wowed us with her sizzling two piece act in Dostana. The newest firang babe Nargis Fakhri may have received flak for her acting, but she sure has the body to rock a bikini.

But how far does this tactic help in pulling crowds to the cinema hall? Can a bikini clad Kareena, Priyanka or Bipasha evoke so much interest and curiosity? Can our Bollywood bikini babes make a film hit?

Movie buff, Piyush Arora says, “Bikini shots are fairly common these days… besides all of them look just the same, so I wouldn’t go for the movie because it offers a Bikini scene. It hardly matters.”

While another cine-goer Bharthi says, “Whatever people might say but skin show does attract people… especially men. It offers them sheer spectacle that film makers make out of women’s bodies… and if it draws crowds to the theaters, they find nothing wrong with it. Its worth a try for them.”

So, what do you say? Would you be interested to watch a film if the promos show the leading lady in a Bikini?

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