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Racy photo-shoot creates controversy

May 21, 2009 19:54 IST

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Neetu Chandra's racy photo-shoot for a magazine ran into hot weather in Mumbai recently.

The Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! actress, who had agreed to do hot and sexy cover for The Man magazine, was shooting with model Krishikha Gupta outside a hotel lobby in the western Mumbai suburb of Juhu, when some of the hotel's customers objected.

Things spiralled into an ugly argument and the group started chanting 'Jai Maharashtra'.


Image: Neetu Chandra and Krishikha Gupta

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Alleging that the shoot was promoting lesbianism, the group started getting aggressive with the shooting crew.

They claimed to have connections with Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and threatened an agitation.

Neetu said, "Though the concept about two girls getting very intimate was a bit outrageous, we were doing it very aesthetically. But these men were a frustrated lot and couldn't take the heat. They only saw nudity in our concept."


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"First, they tried to seek my attention with smiles and stares, so I acknowledged them," Neetu adds. "But as I went on with my work, the whole group of men suddenly started feeling ignored and began creating a scene. They did manage to scare me when they started to politicise the issue. That was when we had to stop the shoot."

The Man has decided to go ahead with the images they managed before the ruckus at the hotel began. The issue hits the stands in a couple of days.


Image: Neetu Chandra and Krishikha Gupta

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