Sex tapes no longer generate a high degree of interest, given the deluge of such content on the internet. Unless, of course, there is a celebrity involved. We take a look at some of the most discussed celebrity sex videos (many of them later turned out to be fakes).
In early 2010, a sex video, featuring a look-alike of Katrina Kaif's sister Isabel Kaif surfaced online.
In 2004 a Mumbai tabloid published images from an MMS clip allegedly showing Kareena Kapoor and Shaid Kapur kissing. The clip, amongst other things, helped make the duo's hush-hush affair public.
Sex clips of Aishwarya Rai look-alikes were viewed millions of times. But like most fake celebrity sex tapes they all claimed to be that of Ash.
In 2005 Mallika Sherawat filed a complaint asking the police to probe into an MMS featuring a look-alike of the actress engaged in a sexual act. The clip was later discovered to be that of Lolly, a Mexican porn star.
Just before the release of Ashmit Patel and Riya Sen's first film together Silsiilay, an MMS clip purportedly of the duo was widely circulated. Incidentally, the film also had steamy scenes between the two.
In July 2005 a keyhole video of a woman, said to be Preity Zinta, in the bathroom was widely watched. Though many claimed it to be authentic, in all likelihood it was a fake
While some called it a publicity stunt, a video clip of Mona Chopra (she later changed her name to Sherlyn Chopra) changing clothes created quite a controversy in 2006. Mona didn't deny that it was she in the video clip and said that someone might have secretly shot her in the nude.
Even the then-demure Vidya Balan was embroiled in an MMS scandal in 2006. A one-minute clip of a Vidya look-alike was widely circulated. Vidya didn't react to the issue.
The producers of the 2005 film Ek Haseena Ek Khiladi tried to cash in on the MMS craze to promote the film. A steamy video of Fardeen Khan and Koena Mitra was released and it spread like wildfire.
Though Bhumika Chawla's stint in Bollywood failed to make any impact, a fake MMS clip of hers did get noticed by many.
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has a great following in the subcontinent, so when an MMS clip believed to be hers surfaced millions logged on to get a glimpse. But it also turned out to be phony.
An MMS allegedly featuring Southern actors Nayanthara and Simbu in intimate positions created quite a controversy.
A 37-second graphic video allegedly featuring MTV Roadies reality show contestant Tamanna was a big hit on the internet.