In Bed with Bollywood

9.    Rekha and Akshay Kumar in ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ (1996) –
The 1990s was a decade in which Bollywood got increasingly more conservative. The same Madhuri Dixit who was a trailblazer for Bollywood sexuality started playing cricket with a pomeranian in ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun?’. Some respite came from Rekha and Akshay Kumar here in which Madam X plays an older seductress who showers and mud-bathes with Akki. And yes, this was shot to a song that went ‘In the Night, No Control’, i.e. they couldn’t help plagiarizing Laura Branigan’s ‘Self Control’.


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