India regressive? No way, says Sherlyn Chopra
Call India regressive and actor Sherlyn Chopra is ready to fight. That’s why actor Mallika Sherawat’s recent “repressive and depressed” comments about India didn’t go down well with her. “To each her own! I belong to the India where I see progression and non-sexism."Updated: Jun 03, 2013, 01:26 IST
"To each her own! I belong to the India where I see progression and non-sexism. If there was any truth to her statement, people like me would have been out of work," says Sherlyn, who was seen promoting her film, Kamasutra 3D at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Sherlyn, who was in the city on Saturday, may be known for her bold image, but she doesn’t take her vanity too seriously. "Without make-up I’m much more like a girl next-door," says the 29-year-old, who desires to work with next James Bond director Sam Mendes. "If he gets to read this he’d know I’m dying to be the next bond girl," she says.
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