Zeenat Aman and Mazhar Khan in Baba Zarda ads

Many on-screen enchantresses have not been lucky in love and the sex-symbol of the 1970s Zeenat Aman is no exception. After her relationship with Sanjay Khan left her with a damaged eye, Zeenat married the already-married and a decade younger Mazhar Khan in 1985. The couple had two sons, Azaan and Zahaan. But this relationship [Read more]

Watch: Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls (and a Lux ad)

A 1973 31-minute documentary from Merchant Ivory Productions, directed and narrated by Anthony Korner on Bollywood greatest ‘item girl’ ever. It’s Helen’s 72nd birthday today. But before you head on to the video, a vintage Lux advertisement featuring Helen. YouTube playlist: Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls Madhu Nair points out that the YouTube videos [Read more]

Zeenat Aman is the classic Indian dark-haired beauty in 1970 Air India ad

“Memories of dark-haired beauties,” is what a traveller to India will bring back, promises a 1970 advertisement for Air India. “Long after you leave India, India will still be with you,” says the tag line. And that dark-haired beauty modelling for the ad is none other than Zeenat Aman (I did an image overlay check [Read more]

20-Year-Old Lisa Ray Wrapped in a Bombay Dyeing Towel

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Lisa Ray, one of the prettiest faces around, was a teenage crush (I had a number of them). Easily the hottest import from Canada to land on Indian shores, the desert damsel from Afreen Afreen (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Javed Akhtar) fluttered many a heart (including mine). Those emerald eyes are still mesmerising. And [Read more]

Katrina Kaif in New Aamsutra Ad

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This Slice Aamsutra TVC appears to be an U-rated version of the Kaamsutra/Kamasutra, with some mango nectar involved in a sensuous play with one of Bollywood’s most dazzling beauties – Katrina Kaif. I found it to be quite… erotic. The Rasiya Aaja number in the background is quite pleasant to the ears. Download video [00:00:37 [Read more]

Seduced by Chocolate

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Since it has been quite some time since I filed a post under Sexy Indian Ads and that Kareena is presently keeping the grapevine abuzz, I thought that it might just be timely to post a sexy Kareena ad. Lux 75 Years of StardomSkindulgenceIndulge your skin with New Lux Chocolate Seduction Soap.Rich with real cocoa [Read more]