On Friday, actor Pooja Bedi took to her verified Instagram handle to share a few black-and-white stills from her controversial advertisement for Kamasutra condoms in 1991.
For those uninformed, Pooja Bedi and supermodel Marc Robinson featured in a first-of-its-kind, bold controversial that instantly became the talk of the town and was eventually banned from airing on Doordarshan.
She the 90s shoot and sharing a couple of pictures from the ad, Pooja wrote alongside it, “GOSH! Some of the WOW stills taken during my shoot for the Kamasutra Condoms advert in 1991 by the late Prabuddha Dasgupta.” She also tagged Gautam Singhania, who launched the advertisement in 1991.
While the ad was banned from airing on Doordarshan, it, however, later made it to cable TV. The ad was directed by Alyque Padamsee.
In an earlier interview with The Times Of India, Pooja Bedi had talked about the ad revealed why she was apprehensive about it. She had said, “We shot the ad in Goa. When I signed the ad, I was told I’ll have to be in the shower and Marc Robinson will be on this boat. I was fine doing all that. However, when I reached the studio, I spotted Marc Robinson there. I asked what he was doing in the studio! That is when I got to know that the ad will also be showing him getting into the shower with me. I was told to use the hand shower on Marc! I was surprised and apprehensive although I was okay with it.”
Pooja disclosed that she refused to touch Marc Robinson. She said, “After some time, I got an even bigger shock when I was told to squeeze Marc’s back! That is when I said, ‘I am so not doing that.’ I refused to touch Marc Robinson. Finally, the hand that squeezes Marc’s back towards the end of the ad was not mine but my makeup artist’s! The hand just had to look as if it was mine. I however touched him in other ads that we did together.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Pooja was last seen in Zee5’s original film ‘Comedy Couple’.