Wet sari scenes
are an on-screen cliché
films, in which clothed actresses are depicted in wet saris
that cling to their bodies. This functions as a proxy for nudity
in mainstream Indian cinema, where nudity
According to Pooja Makhijani, in an interview with rediff.com:
- "Bollywood is wonderfully escapist. And completely comforting, as nothing really changes. Every blockbuster has at least one of the following: a wet sari scene, an over-the-top dance number with hundreds of mustachioed extras, an overbearing patriarch, pehla pyar (first love), and a wonderfully choreographed fight sequence in which the police show up the second the bad guys are down and out."