Saif Ali Khan’s mother Sharmila Tagore sported a bikini in her films as well as for magazine covers. She created a buzz when she appeared in a bikini in her film An Evening In Paris five decades ago in 1967. It was not very surprising when the rather softer Soha also decided to don the bikini in her film Mr Joe B Carvalho in 2014.
Kareena Kapoor who was dating Saif at that time also appeared in a two-piece bikini in the film Tashan where he was her co-star along with Akshay Kumar. Kareena had earlier donned the bikini in the film Kambakht Ishq – yet again with Akshay Kumar as the co-star.
Every Dharma film in recent times which have been aimed at the young and vivacious audiences have seen the heroine walk out of the water – a la Bo Derek in 10 - dressed in a bikini. Alia Bhatt did that and so did Priyanka Chopra.
So, Student of the Year 2 was supposed to have three bikini scenes including the trademark ‘walk out of the water in a bikini’ sequence.
Mama Amrita Singh heard about the scenes and said a no, straight up. Either the scenes are out or Sara is out of SOTY 2, was her refrain. Clearly Amrita never sported a bikini in her entire career and has been the only actress in the Pataudi family who never did a scene like that.
She wanted her daughter to be like her and not like the Pataudis. She is not a Pataudi anymore because of her divorce with Saif.
So now we are told that Karan Johar is keen on getting the bikini scenes out of SOTY2. Punit Malhotra directs that film which also co-stars Tiger Shroff.
As such, even Aamir Khan has been keen to cast Sara in his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan which will be filmed from June. It will be interesting to see which film Sara chooses and who prevails more on her.