Thursday, May 29, 2003 10:31 IST
It all started when dusky 23-year-old Meghna Naidu, set the music charts aflame with the steamy 'Kaliyon Ka Chaman' and what followed next is a history. Today there is no dearth of raunchy Indipop videos in which you can see semi-naked girl gyrating on the grossily butchered hindi songs. Shefali Jariwala, star of the such a steamy song, 'Kanta Laga', created much fuss herself with her low-slung jeans and straps of her turquoise thong rising brazenly against her bare waist.
All this was a bit too much for Information and Broadcasting Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who issued show cause notice to the channels. But Shefali, 20-year-old engineering student, seems unruffled by all this. She is not a bit intimidated by government threats to shut down her act. "I will do it again. In fact I already have a lot of offers for music videos and am just taking a break doing other things. Getting an engineering degree is my first priority at present but I can always get back to modelling later," claims Shefali. While declaring herself perfectly capable of handling all the heat, Shefali admits she wanted things to cool down before she did another remix number.
According to her, the government totally overreacted to her album . "I fail to see why 'Kaanta Laga' has rubbed some people the wrong way. Did I go nude or strip? Of course not. Then what is so vulgar about it? All those who matter to me have liked the video. If I can sit and watch it with my parents, why should others have a problem? I will come back with something different but no less scintillating. Whatever I do, believe me, will have a lot of romance.", she quips.