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Playing bad girl

She hates moral policing and vehemently advocates the use of one’s mind, in any which way. Obviously then, actor Sherlyn Chopra doesn’t care how she is viewed by public or how the society judges her, even going on to admit that she is a “bad girl”.

chandigarh Updated: Jan 21, 2014 17:02 IST
Vandana Singh

She hates moral policing and vehemently advocates the use of one’s mind, in any which way. Obviously then, actor Sherlyn Chopra doesn’t care how she is viewed by public or how the society judges her, even going on to admit that she is a “bad girl”.


In Ludhiana on Monday, Sherlyn - prominent with her hair coloured red and nails painted black – promoted her debut music album that was released in December, aptly titled Bad Girl, and countered all controversies.

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Recently, she was sued for defamation by Rupesh Paul, director of Kamasutra 3D in which Sherlyn had acted. Not only does she not regret posting comments against the director on the social media network twitter, Sherlyn doesn’t care two hoots about being sued for R5 crore. "So what if he sued me for R5 crore? I will give him a R5 note and he may add as many zeroes to it as he desires," she retorts.

Denying her comments were a means to gain publicity, she says she didn’t bring up the issues, despite being “cheated by the director”. “What am I supposed to do when the director signs for the lead role, uses my appearance, makes me work for five days and then dismissed me during a press conference, saying, ‘Who is Sherlyn Chopra? She is no one’,” she asks, adding, “My fans on the twitter have already showed him who I am.” Claiming to not believe in “double standards”, she says she has always shown the public her real life – be it one in which she smokes or drinks.

The first from Bollywood to be on the cover page of Playboy, Sherlyn believes that appeal or the ‘x’ factor is a pre-requisite to be a star, citing the instance of actor Vidya Balan, who Sherlyn believes was accepted in a film like The Dirty Picture because of her “appeal”.

About the kind of work she looks forward to, Sherlyn says she would like to play a role that is real. “I would love to play the roles of a Punjabi kudi, a rapper and an action heroine,” she announces, adding that her role should however be “bold”.

Looking forward to roles that give her “full footage”, either on TV or in Bollywood, Sheryln is currently happy to have “officially” turned a singer, though she says she has been one since childhood.