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Jessica Alba pregnant….but still chain smoking tobacco?

Pregnant Jessica Alba needs to kick her smoking habit for good with baby no. 2 on the wayNow that Jessica Alba's pregnant with baby #2, will the famously fit actress quit smoking for good? Known for her celebrity butt, the mother of one is also famous for chain smoking and puffing her way through photo shoots and movie sets. Will Jessica Alba finally kick the habit?


In 2008, the 29-year-old Alba and hubby Cash Warren, 32, welcomed baby girl Honor Marie, and while she quit smoking during pregnancy, Alba was quick to light up following the birth of their first daughter. She was seen smoking in France and was photographed chain smoking on the set of "Good Luck Chuck" and throughout her November 2010 covershoot with Elle magazine.


A long-time celebrity smoker, Alba told the New York Post in 2003 that her New Year's Resolution was to "eat, drink and smoke as much as possible." Yet Alba's internet search for "fitness" is almost equal to searches for "Jessica Alba smoking" - 1.5 million to about 1.3 million, in comparison. She's a fitness buff applauded for her physique but rarely featured in the same fitness articles is her undying habit of smoking.


Hollywood mom and former celebrity smoker Katherine Heigl battled the same smoky archnemesis as Alba but eventually was able to find a remedy that helped her quit smoking for good. In Heigl's case, she reealed swapping her tobacco cigarettes for electronic ones and said it was the only thing that helped her quit.

Celebrity beauties take up smoking on screen

Margo Lane smokingActress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ruffled quite a few feathers when she puffed a cigarette in a recent Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.Bollywood women smoke

Never mind that it was more in jest, but the posters plastered all over town chose to highlight it in earnest.

Actress Deepika Padukone too doesn’t think twice before lighting up a stick in her recent release or giving the choicest abuses in Lafangey Parindey.

Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut too have broken the holier-than-thou heroine image in their recent onscreen outings.

And now promos of No One Killed Jessica show Rani Mukerji puffing away unabashedly and cussing away to glory.

If you thought that actors were only getting bold as far as getting intimate on-screen is concerned, think again. Our Bolly beauties are not only going brazen in the bedroom, but are also giving men some tough competition in the till-now male domain of puff and cuss.

Trade analysts attribute this bid by filmmakers to give their actresses a touch of realism. “Today, several women smoke and are heard abusing. It is now acceptable, but it still draws attention to the lady. It’s the same for the filmmakers. Their actors, though flawed,stand out and seem more real too,” reasons trade analyst Komal Nahta.

Trade analyst Amod Mehra seconds the observation saying, “It reflects a liberal and bindaas attitude, shows that the woman is bold with a care-a-damn attitude to the world. Also, it shows that women are not considering themselves any less than the men.”

Film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar justifies saying, “Women across the board, in the metros at least, smoke and drink. And when we are reproducing reality on-screen, we also will imitate real people.”

Priyanka Chopra agrees. “Women today are not afraid to push boundaries when it comes to their on-screen image. Though I don’t endorse smoking personally, I have no qualms in not being the vice-free Miss Goody Two Shoes on-screen,” she says.

According to Vidya Balan too, women today are asserting their confidence through their independent thoughts and views. “They are unapologetic about their sexuality, about who they are, and that’s what is being shown on-screen too. Why show honey-coated stuff that women don’t relate to anyway?” counters Balan.