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'I've learnt a lot through sex'

Saira Mohan, sexiest Indian on the global map, talks about sex, modelling and more in a candid chat with Sidhi Chadha. In pics

india Updated: May 29, 2006 14:46 IST

Raising the mercury by a few more degrees in the already hot city recently was Saira Mohan, who is perhaps the sexiest Indian on the global map. In town, to shoot for the Visit India campaign, featuring the select few global Indians, the model talks about her role in Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, her books, sex, Indian models and more.

Saira gets candid in an exclusive interview...

How did you decide on giving relationship advice?
Hmmm. I never asked myself that question, so I am glad you did! It would probably be painfully boring and obvious to say that I enjoy helping people but the fact is that I do. And giving advice this way is a way to affect the lives of others directly. I was even invited to the wedding of a young woman whose relationship I supposedly fixed! That was encouraging. But truthfully speaking, the kind of help that I have been offering for so many years allows me to vicariously become a part of not only other peoples' problems, but other peoples' sex lives as well. The perspective I've gained is one that has become a very part of who I am: We are not all that different from one another. People from literally all over the world write to me with their unique problems, and I have the same problems filling my mailbox everyday. Sex and the pleasures and problems surrounding the concepts underlying everyone's troubling issues are truly ubiquitous.

You have written a book too! (How to seduce (and marry) the woman of dreams). Now, is it inspired by any personal experience? And how did you manage to give tips on such a topic?
Well, it was a 'just for fun' kind of a thing. Growing up in the fashion world in New York City, I can say that I've probably heard every opening line from every type of guy out there in the world from Princes and Heads-of-State to people who can seemingly buy the countries they live in with a swipe of their credit card. Again, virtually 100 per cent of the approaches are absolutely identical to one another. And they think that they're so unique and special! But not only are they the same old ways, those ways are the wrong ways to seduce a woman without any sense of who she is and without any sense of mentality. So, since I receive so many requests for help on 'how to get the girl', why not give some absolutely sure-fire ways to succeed? A few of those tips in that book worked on me hook-line-and sinker. I didn't know what hit me!

So, what is it about India that attracts you?
I am attracted to the country because I don't understand India. Like I've always said, spend a week here and one can write a book. Spend a month and one can write a page. But spend a year and you're lucky if you can write a sentence. India is mysterious in many ways - some good and some bad. But it's a place that forces reflection into one's true nature. Certain Western countries make it a point to distract the individual in every way possible from certain painful realities. I don't feel that's the case with India. That said, the food in Rajasthan is enough to keep me coming back a lifetime.