Imagine your vacation where you are enjoying the receding sea waves, and suddenly you discovered your favourite model sitting on a beach chair watching those waves with you! This is not a dream. Models are beginning to enjoy sea beach in their past times. Even if they do not like the beach, their modelling assignments call them. If your vacation clashes with those photography assignments or film shootings, you are one of few lucky travelers indeed!
Just as sand is to wave; bikini is to model. In the late 70's prominent model turned superstars, Praveen Babi, Zeenat Aman and Dimple Kapadia wandered through the sands of Juhu beach wearing bikinis. Celebrity such as Sekhar Kapur and Mahesh Bhatt have also enjoyed the sunny days in their swimming trunks, strolling through Juhu village right up to the Church. These models were noticed by the Juhu crowds swimming in the clear sea, riding on speedboat and just lazing on the beach. Beach vacation trends continue with other model turned actresses like Kimi Katkar, Sonu Walia, Bindiya Goswami, Ekta, Sanjukta Singh, Sangeeta Bijlani, Sonam, Shilpa Shirodkar and Deepti Bhatnagar.
Celina Jaitely, Meghna Naidu, Neha Dhupia, Rakhi Sawant, Mallika Sherawat, Koena Mitra and Tanushree Dutta enjoy being picturised them in some beautiful beach spots in sexy swimwears. The modelling world can not do without beach and bikini. "It is very feminine for it flaunts curves. It gives a sort of confidence on ramp. But one must have the right vital statistics to wear a two-piece." asserts model Amanpreet Wahi.
The Goa beaches are often flooded with Bollywood actresses who dare to bare all. Models and film celebrities who love to dance in the hot sand of Goa includes Malaika Arora, Madhu Sapre, Milind Soman, Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Anil Kapoor. Often they choose the South Goa's five star beach resorts to celebrate their vacations with their family members. For models like Nina Manuel, Sheetal Mallar, Carol Gracias, Nethra Raghuraman, Laxmi Menon and Diandra Soares, their favourite vacation is some secluded beach in Singapore and Mauritius.
Kite flying, sandcastle building, sunbathing, riding bicycles and horses... activities on the beach are endless. Models and celebrities alike enjoy spending endless hours on the sand. Their life is a complete makeover after those busy modelling assignments or product shoots. They are lost in themselves splashing through sand puddles and exploring tidepools, surf fishing or bird watching. At night time, they will build bonfire singing and dancing.
In recent years, even Big B is seen chasing Hollywood's sensuous actress Bo Derek on a sandy beach in 'Boom'. Most events, parties, songs and dance sequences are choosing beach as their perfect destination to hang out. Whether it is a beach shoot for modelling or filming, models are soaking up the sun, singing on the beach. Nobody is in the mood for work.
There is a promise in the crisp breeze, a promise of balmy nights, new models and lazy days on the beach. You will see models tasting those varied tropical drinks. When sunset approaches and where models usually would have been leaving the beach with towels wrapped tightly over their tummies, they instead invite the waning rays of the evening sun with a last expectant gaze. Some would shuffle their toes slowly through the sand looking for shells, looking for answers, looking for clues to where their childhood turned into teens and now a celebrity model. Some will walk briskly sporting new panama hats and other garish apparel that foretells the coming season. They will also drink beer and belch loudly with their friends, driving towards vague destinations without any purpose other than indulgence.