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Work-for-sex? No way

Glam hottie Ayesha Takia has set another rule for herself.

india Updated: May 05, 2006 10:18 IST

Isn't Ayesha Takia's NO to dare bare brigade a little over the top? First, the hottie refused to shoot kissing scenes for Neil and Nikki. In fact, she makes directors sign a no-exposure contract before starting any film. Then, the siren went ahead and told the world the minutest details about her love life. And now she has set another rule for herself!

"The day I personally experience the casting couch, I will quit films. Till now, I have not come across any director or producer or anyone from the industry that has imposed any condition on me as work-for-sex. No one has spoken to me ever in any kind of give-and-take terms. Actresses without any Godfather are prone to all these things but fortunately I have only heard these talks. In reality, no one has ever tried any such thing on me," informs Ayesha.

The actress, who kick-started her career with films like Socha Na Tha and Tarzan and more recently Shaadi Se Pehle, believes in setting her own standards. She says, "I am in the industry as long as I don't come across anything of this sort. I have decided that the day the casting couch hits me; I will quit the film industry and do something else. And I will never repent on my decision. I am not obsessed with Bollywood. If I don't work here, I will not die. There are so many other good things in life to do than to continue here."

However, while talking about her principles in life, Ayesha doesn't sound very conservative. She feels sex can be part of the film industry but relying only on it completely for a hit is wrong. "If someone feels that only exposure can sell a film, he/she should have looked for an answer in the pathetic box office collections of these films. But yes you can't avoid it too," admits Takia.