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‘No frontal nudity for me’

Sherlyn Chopra claims that Playboy approached her to be on its cover but she refused because of her "Indian-ness".

entertainment Updated: May 28, 2010 14:43 IST
Minakshi Saini
Minakshi Saini
Hindustan Times

Sherlyn ChopraSherlyn Chopra on the cover of Playboy magazine may seem like a far-fetched thought for most, but the item girl claims the international magazine, which has made the who’s who of Hollywood shed their clothes, approached her to be on its cover. "Got a Playboy cover offer. Don’t know what to say," posted Sherlyn on her Twitter account last week.

Before long, the actress, predictably enough, did a U-turn, explaining why she couldn’t go ahead with the offer. “I guess it’s my Indianness to blame. I adore nudity. It is pure and it projects the subject in its most genuine form. But to do full frontal nudity is something I am not ready for,” she said.

Ironically, the actress had posted a picture of herself in the buff on Twitter only last week. And, in earlier interviews, she even claimed that she would “love to be on the (Playboy) cover and make India proud.”

While Sherlyn’s claim sounds suspicious, to say the least, a close friend of the actress reveals, “It all started when Bob, the chief official Playboy photographer, saw bikini clad images of Sherlyn on the Internet and contacted her for a shoot. But the deal fell apart as they were not offering her a cover.”

In an attempt to verify Chopra’s claims, HT City contacted the Playboy head office in Chicago, but received no confirmation on the matter.

First Published: May 27, 2010 18:30 IST

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