Rakhi Sawant entered bollywood at the tender age of 14 when she was offered to do an item number opposite Govinda in “Joru ka Ghulam” way back in 2000. She has moved on since. Controversies are like her second skin, some people hate controversies in their lives but talk about milking controversies and making that work in your favour, that’s Rakhi Sawant for you.
It was in 2003 that she got mileage as a hot item girl with the song ‘mohabbat hai mirchi’ from the not-so-successful movie ‘Chura liya hai tumne’. A couple of item songs later, Rakhi realized that if she has too hit big, she has to try something different, thats when the reality shows happened, her brazen character and tantrums was just what the reality shows needed. ‘Nach Baliye’ and ‘Bigg Boss’ – reality shows in which she took part had heavy doses of her drama onscreen, lots of tears (not sure it they were real) , crafty arguments and desperate attempt to network, but believe it or not, even if she made a fool of herself- people were buying into it. Both these shows recorded high TRPs partly to the fizz which Rakhi Sawant added to these shows.
Kissa kiss ka – the now infamous episode where Punjabi singer Mika planted a mouthful onto Rakhi sawant has had its share of headlines, infact way beyond for what its worth, but like every other incident featuring Rakhi Sawant, it helped her grab media space. Lot of us would love to hate her, but it’s that angst against Rakhi Sawant which has helped her to the success she enjoys today. Watch the moment when Mika struck gold …
Recently Zoom – a television channel of the times group started a new chat show with Rakhi Sawant as the anchor, the show is aptly called ‘Rakhi Sawant Show’; posters of Rakhi in a bath tub covered with red chillies continues to dot the bill-boards in many of our metro cities. The show was given a major boost when Aamir Khan signed on as a guest onto the show. Her rustic attitude and straight-talk-into-your-face attitude has assured that she has her fair share of friends and foes in the industry.
Rakhi Sawant has made her name in the industry, whether people like it or not, a very bold character that uses the media to her advantage and plays exactly what the public wants – controversies.
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