A few years ago, Charlize Theron's sexy corset was picked up for a record price at the Frederick's of Hollywood Third Annual Lingerie Auction. Celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Susan Sarandon and Reese Witherspoon had also lent their designs to the cause. This trend of auctioning lingerie has finally reached India. Actor-turned-director Pooja Bhatt has decided to auction all the costumes of the cast of Jism 2 for a cause.
Says Pooja, who is now shooting in Sri Lanka, "I am auctioning Sunny, Randeep and Arunoday's entire wardrobe down to their underwear for charity. Taking one's clothes off has never been so noble!"
While garments are understandable, why does she want to auction the lingerie? "Why should we have anything against a beautiful lingerie? Hollywood stars auction their lingerie. It's a done thing. There is a huge market for these. Given a chance, I'd love to buy Javier Bardem's undergarments in an auction," says Pooja.
Before the release of her movie in July, Pooja wants to auction all the costumes online. "Life is online nowadays. Each item will be accompanied by an autographed photo of the artist and a certificate of authentication," she signs off.