Actress Aditi Rao Hydari has donned a bikini and kissed on screen too. While she is "proud" of her bikini scene in Boss, she says actresses, if seen "kissing repeatedly", could end up acquiring a "reputation" in the minds of the "conservative" Indian audiences.
Would she have desisted from doing multiple kisses with Arunoday Singh in Yeh Saali Zindagi and the bikini sequence in Boss if she had a choice? (Also read: I Didn't Know How to Play the Game in Bollywood: Aditi Rao Hydari)
"I am very proud of my bikini sequence in Boss. I think I have the physique to carry off the swimwear. No one can force me to wear what I don't want to. I wore a bikini in Boss because I was comfortable in that scene. If I am not convinced, then no power on earth can convince me," she said.
As for Yeh Saali Zindagi, Aditi feels things went out of hand.
"About the kisses, I'll have to admit we went overboard. I realised only later that the image is very important for the Hindi film actress. It doesn't matter how many times a male actor kisses on screen. If a female actor is seen kissing repeatedly, she acquires a reputation. Ours is a very conservative audience and film industry," she noted. (Also read:
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"Here, smoking, drinking and wearing short dresses are equivalents of being liberated. For me, these external trappings of emancipation are secondary. To me, freedom means the freedom to say yes or no as I want," she said.