Farah Khan reveals Pooja Bedi’s Marilyn Monroe scene in Pehla Nasha made a spotboy faint, calls it her FIRST time seeing a thong

Bollywood, Media Influence

In a recent interview, Farah Khan revealed an incident from the making of the song Pehla Nasha in the film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. In the scene Pooja Bedi inadvertently exposed more than intended during a Marilyn Monroe-inspired scene. This song marked Farah Khan’s debut as a choreographer in Bollywood. She took this role after Saroj Khan left the project. The song featured Aamir Khan, Pooja Bedi, and Ayesha Jhulka. Pooja had to recreate Monroe’s iconic moment by standing on the bonnet of a car.

Farah shared on Radio Nasha, recalling that Pooja Bedi, forgot to hold her skirt down during the first take. ” She had to stand on the car, and we had put her in a Marilyn Monroe-style dress. Pooja, being Pooja, is carefree, so she climbed up, and there was a big fan below with a spot boy sitting there,” Farah said. When the fan was turned on, instead of holding the skirt in place, it flew over Pooja’s head, resulting in an unexpected reveal of her thong. Farah added, ” I told Pooja that when the fan comes on, she should hold her skirt in a Marilyn Monroe pose. But the first time the fan was turned on, Pooja didn’t hold the skirt, and it flew over her head. The spot boy fainted there and that is the first time I saw what a thong looked like.”

The scene, although initially mishandled, turned out beautifully in the final version of the song. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar was released in 1992 and the song became immensely popular. This successful debut paved the way for Farah Khan’s illustrious career as a choreographer in Bollywood. In 2004, Farah Khan made her directorial debut with the film Main Hoon Na, starring Shah Rukh Khan.

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