Bikini is a type of swimwear, which is quite famous all over the world. Earlier, actresses of English cinema appeared in Hollywood movies wearing bikinis and those bikini scenes created a huge fan following. The bikini trend came to the Indian cinema industries in the past decade. Many leading Bollywood heroines have sported a bikini in movies with the likes of Kareena Kapoor in Kambhakht Ishq and Bipasha Basu in Dhoom 2 and even Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in their recent movies.
In Tamil cinema industry, only Nayanthara and Namitha have sported a bikini in the movie Billa. Not many South Indian actresses feel comfortable wearing a bikini in movies, as the swimwear exposes maximum of their skin. Some homely actresses even feel that doing such scenes in South Indian movies would reduce their good reputation, which would obviously influence the image they carry with them.