It was an event that changed the way India looked at women. But the streaking incident was not an isolated one. Protima, in fact, was one of the first women in India who was extremely comfortable in her body. Last year, I got introduced to veteran Delhi-based photographer NK Sareen who said that he had some amazing pictures of Protima locked up in his closet that he shot way back in As I glanced through the photographs Sareen mailed me, I realised that these photographs should be treasured for every Indian woman who would like to know what courage is. Less than a year back, I wrote an article for Mumbai Mirror where I spoke about my discovery. Needless to say the article created quite a stir. I then spoke to the photographer and asked him to narrate the photo-shoot in detail. I discovered that the story of the photo-shoot is no less captivating than the photographs.
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The idea behind model and dancer Protima Bedi's controversial debut cover of the magazine Cine Blitz, where she was pictured streaking on Juhu beach, was not to emulate Playboy, says Rita Mehta, the former owner and publisher of the magazine. Rita is the daughter of the late Russi Karanjia, the honcho of magazine. When the publication was to be launched in , they needed to create a blitzkrieg of sorts. Since a product, especially the first one, is judged by its cover, the idea was to "get an actress to streak," said Rita, who was just back from journalism school in England then.
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User Name. Remember Me. In fact she was one of the most popular celebrity faces in the world of fashion and dance in the country. However it was negative criticism that Protima Bedi had to face for the choices she made both in her career and her personal life. Much of the controversy surrounding her acts resulted from her being a part of an Indian society which had not yet progressed as much as its Western counterpart. Her modeling, her dance or her marriage to actor Kabir Bedi were enumerated in bold headlines in tabloids during that age. However glamour was not the predominant factor in this outstanding dancer's life. It was rather a hidden pain that drove her to acts of desperation. It was only after her tragic death that India truly understood the value of a dancer like Protima Bedi.
Cineblitz was a new magzine being launched by Russy Karanjia. His daughter Rita Mehta was the editor. Protima Gauri Bedi did something which was unimaginable to most of the Indians during those days. She ran naked on the the streets of Mumbai. Protima Bedi was a great woman who was way ahead in time she ran nude on the beach of bombay as a mark of being free and librated woman enjoying her life. Moreover she was not just the mother of Pooja Bedi, She was Wife of Actor Kabir Bedi and most important of all she was a very well renowed classical dancer of her times odissi dance form she had received a lots of awards and and recognitions both nationally and internationally for her contribution towards classical dance and charity work. Parveen Babi Very Famous Bollywood Actress were very good college friends in some college in Gujarat and even in those days they were very bold and they all used to wear mini and micro mini skirts in college the kind of skirt Jeenat Aman wore in movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna it was a craze to be a hippi and bold in those days and they used to flaunt their feminity.