Telugu and Tamil actor Shriya Saran (left) ran afoul of the Hindu Makkal Katchi in “conservative” Madras in January for appearing in this “provocative” costume at a private funciton. “The off-white dress that rode up her knees while she sat and a plunging neckline that highlighted her hour-glass figure” were deemed offensive to “Hindu culture” by the self-appointed judge, jury and executioners.
Meanwhile, in bindaas Bangalore, Budweiser babes (right) marched past, if you can call it that, with their heads and legs high in public, to sell a few more kegs of beer. Pictures like these dutifully made it to the homes of hundreds of thousands more through the next morning’s newspapers. And this despite a recent ban on surrogate advertising.
Photographs: Tamilstar.com, and Karnataka Photo News