Amala Paul has done something that most mainstream actors of Indian cinema do not dare to do. In the recently released teaser to her upcoming film Aadai, Amala Paul can be seen baring it all to project the plight of an apparent rape victim.
And while, what Amala Paul has done for cinema, is a rarity, she is not the only actress to have bared it when the script of a film demanded it. There have been others who are so committed to their art that they've come to terms with the idea that a scene may simply require nudity. Here are 11 actresses to have bared it all for cinema.
Sharon Stone: While the iconic actor may have bared it all on-screen several times, she is best known for her iconic turn as Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct, where she was seen alongside another screen icon Michael Douglas.
Udita Goswami: While she may have fizzled out from Bollywood, her super seductive scene from Zeher where she seduces Emraan Hashmi in a super sensual strip scene is still one of the most talked about scenes portraying on-screen nudity in Indian cinema.
Mandakani: While it may seem easier now, with a wave of new age or Avante-Garde cinema hitting celluloid, Mandakini did the unthinkable 34 years earlier in the 1985 movie Ram Teri Ganga Maili opposite, Rajiv Kapoor.
Kate Winslet: The winner of three British Academy Film awards has appeared nude in several movies. However, her portrayal of a nude Rose in the 1997 mega-hit Titanic and more recently as the 2001 film Iris in which she plays young Iris Murdoch.
Zeenat Aman: The legendary actress went half-naked, leaving nothing to the imagination, in Raj Kapoor's Satyam Shivam Sundaram way back in 1978.
Paoli Dam: The Bengali bombshell set the screen ablaze with her boldness by appearing bare in the 2012 film Hate Story's posters. The film had female protagonists and saw Dam playing Kavyah Krishna, a sex worker.
Dakota Johnson: The actor had to do several nude scenes as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film series (2015–18).
Nandana Sen: The 48-year-old took Indian celluloid by storm when she appeared baring her breasts in a scene from the 2008 film Rang Rasiya that is based on the life of the 19th-century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma.
Jennifer Lawrence: The actor bared it all for a nude scene as Dominika Egorova, a Russian intelligence officer in the film Red Sparrow, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Jason Matthews.
Surveen Chawla: Surveen went bold and bared all in Hate Story 4 poster.
Anne Hathaway: The Princess Diaries actor first appeared nude onscreen in the 2005 film Havoc. She went nude again for the 2006 film Brokeback Mountain.