Happy National Cleavage Day! (The Cleavage That Made Them Famous.)

Rashmi Daryanani , 30 Mar 2012
Happy National Cleavage Day!

Yeah, now I can safely say we have a holiday for just about everything. National Cleavage Day was created by the makers of the Wonderbra as a way to symbolize women’s independence and power. So does cleavage really have the power to do that much? Well, I can tell you that for some Bollywood babes, their cleavage really has played an important part in shaping their careers – like who, you ask?

1. Silk Smitha
Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha grew up as Vijaylakshmi in a poor family, was married off early, and subsequently ran away after being mistreated by her husband and in-laws. She soon forayed into films, did a few side roles, and was then discovered for a Malayalam film. Due to her sex appeal in her first set of films, Smitha was typecast-ed for certain roles, and adopted the screen name “Silk Smitha” after one of her more popular characters.

2. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

Who can mention Silk Smitha and not think of Vidya Balan now? In 2011, Vidya starred in The Dirty Picture, which was inspired by Silk Smitha’s life. The film went on to become hugely successful, and Vidya’s reputation of being able to hold a film entirely on her shoulders was solidified.

3. Poonam Pandey
Poonam Pandey

Model Poonam Pandey shot to fame after she declared that she would strip if team India won the World Cup. It never happened, but that didn’t deter Poonam Pandey – in fact, post that whole incident, she shot up even higher on the fame ladder. A few times a week, she releases photos of herself (in various states of undress, of course) on Twitter, which keep her fans happy and her famous. She’s even snagged a little Bollywood deal for herself, though she’s keeping that under wraps – well, at least we know she likes to keep something under wraps. :)

4. Rakhi Sawant
Rakhi Sawant

Well, Rakhi Sawant seems to have a love-hate relationship with her cleavage. She enhanced her cleavage with silicone implants, claimed her cleavage was the only reason she got work, then subsequently got rid of them. Why did she get rid of them? She said God came to her in a dream one night and told her to stop exposing; she didn’t need implants to get work. I quite agree with God – her brazen nature and knack for saying the craziest things are enough to get her work. She doesn’t need any, er, help.

5. Mallika Sherawat
Mallika Sherawat

If there’s one tag that describes Mallika Sherawat well, it’s probably “Bollywood sex symbol.” She’s not known for shying away from anything, be it item numbers or steamy scenes in films – and, undoubtedly, she used her cleavage to her full advantage. Now she has even forayed into Hollywood, starring in films such as Hisss and Politics of Love. On the Bollywood front, we will see her in an item number in Tezz this year, but we think her current concentration is trying to make it big in Hollywood (pun intended).

Can you think of any other Bollywood babes whose cleavage has helped shape their careers? Let us know!

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