What Micky Pacheco had undone, Nilkanth Halarnkar has reversed by getting back bikini clad beauties to promote tourism in Goa as the latest promo shows.
Three beauties – Miss Russia 2009 Svetlana Stepankovskaya, Miss Indias Alisha Pekha and Mahima Chaudhary who went on to join Bollywood – feature in the latest promo of Goa Tourism where they are shown frolicking on the beach in a bikini.
To be fair, they also feature fully clothed visiting temples, churches, heritage houses and even casinos.
The 60 second advertisement features the Indian girls in the English version and the Russian beauty in the Russian language.
Costing Rs. 80 lakhs, the advertisement will be telecast in Russia and United Kingdom ahead of the next tourism season in October this year.
Director of Tourism Swapnil Naik said the advertisement will not be aired in India and is meant only for the international market and further asserted that there was no vulgarity in the advertisement.
It may be recalled that while earlier bikini clad women featured in Government of Goa’s tourism promotion brochures, Micky Pacheco put an end to it after he took over as the Tourism Minister.