Small-time Actresses & Their Publicity Stunts

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Vidya Balan’s movie isn’t the only thing that’s dirty in Bollywood.

Today every small time model and actress is a star in her own right, and they would go to great lengths to be in the limelight. Here are some of the prime examples of what these females resort to just so they can get a little mention in a newspaper column and a hope that someone powerful will notice them and make them the next Aishwarya or Priyanka of Bollywood.

1. Sherlyn Chopra


Sherlyn Chopra had been a struggling actress in Bollywood for quite a while, and as everybody, she also had a limit to her patience. When she realised that mere exposing wouldn’t get her to move beyond B grade movies, she did what no other model/actress could dream of. She went ahead and posed naked for Playboy magazine. Though widely criticised for the act (many labelled it as a publicity stunt and rightly so), she seems to have gotten what she wanted, the limelight. But demanding a Bharat Ratna for the same is going a bit too far, don’t you think?

2. Veena Malik


Veena Malik is controversy’s favourite child. She has been known to resort weird tactics to remain in the gossip columns. From fake nude pictures of her in a magazine and rumors of her disappearing act to closeness with Ashmit Patel and Swayamwar controversies, she’s done it all. All her desperate attempts seem to have gotten her in the public eye but without any substantial work. According to sources, she is known to sign films for just Rs. 1 lakh, a measly sum by any standard.

3. Gehna Vashisht


This aspiring model & actress was supposedly attacked by 'activists' for sporting a bikini with an Indian flag. Though initial reactions were that of sympathy, people were quick to realise that all of it was just another publicity stunt. Rumors suggest that the whole episode was staged and the so called activists were paid to attack the lady. Though Gehna vehemently denied the allegations, we all know better than that.

4. Poonam Pandey


Poonam Pandey has managed to exploit two biggest religions in India – Cricket & Bollywood. She came into the limelight when she declared that she will strip in public if the Indian team wins the world cup. Though she ducked after the team won, she continued posting her raunchy pictures on Twitter. If only the girl had some real talent.

5. Nupur Mehta


This damsel hit the headlines when it was alleged that the 2011 world cup semi-final was fixed and that she was one of those involved. She was allegedly used to lure players of the English County into doing what she asked them to. Nupur of course denied having anything to do with the scandal but none the less she got her 5 minutes of fame.

6. Leena Kapoor


This is the latest episode that is clearly a case of publicity hungry small-time model. She has alleged that former Pakistan cricket player and ICC umpire and Asad Rauf cheated her by having consensual sex and promising marriage. She filed a police complaint saying that he used her for 5 months and then suddenly dumped her. According to her, he didn’t even bother to provide her with a flat and car as he had promised. Oh what pity! Rauf as expected has denied the allegations and called it a case of publicity hunting.

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