It was an event that changed the way India looked at women. But the streaking incident was not an isolated one. Protima, in fact, was one of the first women in India who was extremely comfortable in her body. Last year, I got introduced to veteran Delhi-based photographer NK Sareen who said that he had some amazing pictures of Protima locked up in his closet that he shot way back in As I glanced through the photographs Sareen mailed me, I realised that these photographs should be treasured for every Indian woman who would like to know what courage is.
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The Indian Film Industry. Unmasked.
Self Posts. Guess the Moral Police [shiv sena, MNS] was not in full force back then - otherwise she would've been slapped with 20 cases in far flung places like Patna and Bhopal. Because this is what actually happened. I doubt any women's rights laws were passed because she ran naked.
Protima Gauri Bedi   12 October — 18 August  was an Indian model turned odissi exponent. In , she established " Nrityagram ", a dance village near Bangalore. Protima was born in Delhi ,  the second of the four siblings, three daughters and a son. Her father had to leave home, because of opposition to his marriage,  Thereafter, he started working in Delhi. In , her family moved to Goa , and in to Bombay. At age nine, she was sent to stay at her aunt's, in a village in Karnal district for a while, where she studied in a local school.
Published on August 7th, A talented dancer and a woman bold enough to run naked across Juhu beach, Protima Bedi always remained a bit of a mystery to all, despite her open and frank nature. Known more her various link-ups and her torrid marriage to actor Kabir Bedi, the subsequent divorce and the tragic suicide of her son, Siddharth, Protima was a livewire. Her tragic death in , when she was one of people killed in a landslide in UP, sent shock waves across the country. She was 50 when she died. Much before I could have the chance to actually interview Protima Bedi, I had been seeing her at various events in the capital city.