Is Nudity A Must For Actresses Career?
Given the need for glamour and the mandatory norm that a heroine is meant for the beauty and visual delight of the audience, it is becoming imperative that actresses must resort to skin show at one point or the other. But then the question is how important is nudity for the career of an actress. Well, there is a fine line between an actress and a performer. There are those who stick to their rules and ensure that they never get into nude scenes or bikini scenes.
On the other hand, there are those (usually form the majority) who come mentally prepared to expose themselves to any extent possible. Even the likes of Kajal Agarwal, Kavitha Radheshyam, Mandira Bedi, Shriya etc ended up revealing themselves in a bold form. So, the rationalist view is if you are looking for success and growth then nudity is inevitable for an actress. As it is, the shelf life of an actress is less so whatever little time they have they need to make the most of it. As such, there is always the risk of being tagged as a person with 'loose' character once the glam show increases.
Of course, there are also the likes of Revathi, Shobana, Suhasini, Laya, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das etc who have never crossed the line but still created a strong impact. Amidst the strong commercial needs and masala entertainers through glamour roles, these starlets carved a niche for themselves and came to be known as the true performers. Career wise, they made decent money and even today they are regarded in good esteem.
Ultimately, it is the path that an individual chooses when she steps into the film industry. Either she can shed her clothes and take the glamour route or stick to certain principles and ensure that she stands apart from the rest. Depending on the way she chooses, the actress is received accordingly.