Bollywood cinema -- Hindi movies emanating from the Mumbai region in India -- are often noted for their conservative values when it comes to onscreen interaction between male and female stars. This is, after all, the land where they used to cut away from onscreen kisses before they happened. This makes it all the more bizarre that actresses from the Indian film industry keep getting busted for prostitution.

Two actresses, Saira Banu and Jyoti, were arrested on August 23rd after an early morning raid of a brothel in the Hyderabad area -- further adding to the persistent rumor that India's leading ladies can be had if the price is right.

To be fair, neither actress is a Bollywood starlet -- both have worked in the smaller Tollywood region -- nor were they working on a street corner in a bad part of town. The area the actresses were arrested in is a high price neighborhood that houses government ministers, IT executives, and other well to do citizens. Still, both were arrested for taking part in what local authorities like to call "the flesh business."

As an article at Will Barnes Online mentions, this isn't the first time this happened. The real questions are why and are India's movie starlets really for sale?

Hit the jump for some possible answers and explanations.
categories Movies, Cinematical