Tollywood rumour mills were abuzz with gossip on Tuesday that the sexy and voluptuous Bollywood damsel Shradha Sharma will be seen in the buff for a forthcoming south film.
According to a newspaper report, the so-called film featuring Shradha is based on Vinod Pandey’s Sins (which in turn was based on the 1960’s Hollywood movie The Priest’s Wife in which Italian director Carlo Ponti cast Sophia Loren as the seductress humorously hankering the priest Marcello Mastroianni) and is set in the picturesque locales of Kerala. It talks about a priest who has an affair with a local woman who is a TV news reporter – allegedly played by Shradha Sharma.
According to the article that appeared on Sunday and carried a photo of Shradha – ostensibly picked up from the internet – Shradha has some very revealing scenes in the film and is completely nude in one frame. The report went on to mention that Shradha had about 40 kissing scenes and about 5 love making scenes and was cast as a nymphomaniac, breaking all records of Mallika Sherawat.
Pandey’s Sins which featured Shiney Ahuja as the priest had raised eyebrows and stirred protests in Mumbai and in the South. “At least I am not doing this film. I don’t know why the paper printed my photograph,” said an angry Shradha. Probably there must be some other actress by that name.
Shradha has already signed on two big banner south films – one in Tamil and the other in Telugu. The report first appeared on a blog which was picked up by some regional and vernacular newspapers in Punjab, Delhi and even a Tamil paper in the South published the snippet. While the northern papers only mentioned the name Shradha Sharma, the Tamil paper also published a photo. Then TV channels in the south began scrolling the news.
Shradha has become an overnight rage due to her sexy and revealing photo shoots. Both Shradha Sharma and her publicist Flynn Remedios have vehemently denied these news reports. “Yes I am doing two south films, but I never said I was going to pose nude in any of them,” Shradha retorted. “It may be a case of mistaken identity and Shradha’s photograph was wrongly associated with the report,” said Flynn Remedios, adding that they were waiting for a copy of the newspaper to decide about defamatory action.