October 15, 2013 10:30pm PT by Jason Lipshutz, Billboard
Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Video: Freida Pinto Strips, Slithers in Steamy Clip
Bruno Mars has been deemed family-friendly enough to headline the upcoming Super Bowl halftime extravaganza, but the pop crooner shows a more R-rated side in the music video for "Gorilla."
The clip, which premiered exclusively on Facebook on Oct. 15, finds Mars and his band performing the epic Unorthodox Jukebox cut in a seedy bar as Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto attacks a stripper pole with her entire sexual being. Sure, the Luis Guzman cameo is pretty memorable, but not as memorable as the back-to-back shots of Pinto (playing the impossibly alluring Isabella) peppering Mars' guitar with tequila and a lit match, and then ravenously sucking face with the singer in the backseat of a steamy car.
"Gorilla," the fourth single from Unorthodox Jukebox, swung up 11 spots to No. 26 on last week's Hot 100 chart. The album's first two singles, "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man," both topped the chart, while "Treasure" peaked at No. 5.
Mars performed "Gorilla" at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, and he might just trot out the song during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014. The singer's Moonshine Jungle world tour continues on Tuesday night at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.
Watch the video below: