1968, India had only one million condoms available in the market to serve a population of 470 million people. With a growth rate as high as 2.36% in 1973 and 1974 respectively, India’s current populace is 1,345,866,009 as of Wednesday, December 13, 2017. On the occasion of International Condom Day, here’s looking at five Bollywood celebs who have endorsed the practice of safe sex.
Bollywood’s Alauddin Khilji definitely knows how to raise eyebrows. Before taking the world by a storm, the hottie took it upon himself to be the first leading hero to endorse the practice of safe sex. He went on to rap the ad and went on to make an effort to get the generation to talk about sex. Although people refrain from discussing this openly, the ad allowed people to not only talk about this but also purchase condoms with hesitations.
There are no two ways that Sunny is a total hottie. Apart from making our jaws drop every time she steps out for a public event, Sunny has been one of the first few people from the fraternity to endorse a condom. Post her stint in Bigg Boss, the actress has always stated that prevention is better than cure.
Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover
Probably one of the steamiest commercials we’ve ever seen, Bips and her hubby Karan sent heat waves across the nation with their hot condom ad. Speaking about, Bipasha had said,”In a country that has the second largest population in the world… we still have taboos on just the words sex and condoms… but not the actual act. Let’s talk more… read more and learn more about all the things that can be avoided just by the use of a simple precaution. With condoms you can have planned pregnancies and protected sex… which can curb HIV and STD cases. As a couple we believe in this that’s why we have thoughtfully endorsed it. ”
One heroine who surely knows how to entertain is Rakhi. Whether it was her stint in Shah Rukh Khan’s Main Hoon Naa or her rocking appearance in Koffee With Karan, Rakhi is an entertainer and no one can take that away from her. After making a fabulous comeback on Instagram, Rakhi took to her social media handle to announce to everyone that she will soon be releasing her own condoms so that Gen-Next can practise safe sex.
Probably one of the first few heroines to take up to a bold advertisement like this. Along with model Mark Robinson, this is definitely one of the hottest ads we’ve ever seen.