Published on August 7th, A talented dancer and a woman bold enough to run naked across Juhu beach, Protima Bedi always remained a bit of a mystery to all, despite her open and frank nature. Known more her various link-ups and her torrid marriage to actor Kabir Bedi, the subsequent divorce and the tragic suicide of her son, Siddharth, Protima was a livewire. Her tragic death in , when she was one of people killed in a landslide in UP, sent shock waves across the country. She was 50 when she died. Much before I could have the chance to actually interview Protima Bedi, I had been seeing her at various events in the capital city. She always wore simple cotton clothes, very often the white cotton two-piece saris with coloured borders, from Kerala.
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Cine Blitz was the new magazine to be launched in the market in the year , which already had Stardust ruling the roost. What probably could give it a flying start? He said, "Catch an actress streaking and put her in Cine Blitz. The idea stuck. But who would do it? Says Rita, "I asked her if she would streak across the streets of Mumbai and she agreed. We decided upon doing it early in the morning when the roads are deserted. We had the first photosession at the Flora Fountain.
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Protima Gauri Bedi   12 October — 18 August  was an Indian model turned odissi exponent. In , she established " Nrityagram ", a dance village near Bangalore. Protima was born in Delhi ,  the second of the four siblings, three daughters and a son. Her father had to leave home, because of opposition to his marriage,  Thereafter, he started working in Delhi. In , her family moved to Goa , and in to Bombay. At age nine, she was sent to stay at her aunt's, in a village in Karnal district for a while, where she studied in a local school. On her return, she was sent to Kimmins High School , Panchgani , where she received her early education. She graduated from St.
Self Posts. Guess the Moral Police [shiv sena, MNS] was not in full force back then - otherwise she would've been slapped with 20 cases in far flung places like Patna and Bhopal. Because this is what actually happened.