In her rather eventful but now almost extinct film career, Mallika Sherawat has indulged in quite a few on-screen acts that have resulted in raised eyebrows. One such act was in Ugly Aur Pagli where she had worn a two piece lingerie. So what was really shocking about this? After all she had done this in quite a few of her earlier movies as well. Well, the difference here was she had worn the lingerie ‘over’ and not ‘under’ her clothing! A rather funny (though short) scene, it wasn’t much talked about since Ugly Aur Pagli tanked at the box office.
Circa 2010 and one can be rest assured that a similar act would be much talked about in weeks to come. Reason being that now it’s the turn of Jacqueline Fernandez a.k.a Jackie, an entirely different personality as far as on-screen image is concerned, to be doing something similar for a film of hers. She has done that for Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai and rest assured, the results are out and out funny without even faintly touching upon the lines of vulgarity or even sensuality.
“This happens during the title song ‘Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai‘ where Jackie goes for a shopping binge along with Riteish Deshmukh and his buddy Vishal Malhotra. Since she is an alien from Venus, Jackie doesn’t have any clue about what’s the kind of clothing worn on Earth. While she tries out dozens of outfits one after another, she also ends up wearing lingerie over her T-Shirt and Jeans”, informs first time director Milap Zaveri who didn’t require much persuasion in convincing Jackie.
While the filmmaker claims that there was no awkwardness whatsoever from Jackie’s end, one wonders what was his leading lady’s take on the entire episode? Being a Miss Sri Lanka means that she has been required to wear revealing outfits on stage and ramp. However, since a scene like this could go either ways, wasn’t Jackie worried about the final outcome?
“All I could hear myself was scream – ‘No, no, no'”, laughs Jackie when reminded of the ‘incident’, “What a genius Milap is, isn’t it? Asking his leading lady to wear a pinkish-red lingerie over her clothes! Now can you beat that? Really, I wasn’t expected to agree on doing something like this in the first mention itself.”
“Anyways, Milap and me have a great understanding”, Jackie gets serious here, “If at all there was something that I was uncomfortable with, he would immediately scrap it. Really, if I was serious about not doing this scene, he would have not uttered a single word. However, all said and done, I decided to go for it and see how it turns out on screen. Later after canning the shot when I saw myself on the monitor, it all looked so cute and funny. I told Milap there and then that I was cool with it being retained in the film.”
Similar sentiment is shared by Milap who wanted Jackie to be comfortable more than anything else. He says, “Since Jackie’s character is so innocent in the film and the scene has also been shot in a manner that it is very cute than anything else, there was no sense of discomfort for anyone. Also, since she is fully clothed in the scene, there is no obvious attempt at spicing up the proceedings. In fact I am sure that kids as well as adults would just laugh it away as the character’s ignorance than an attempt to hog attention.”