Men much older than me would pamper me silly with expensive gifts: Sherlyn Chopra
Actor-model Sherlyn Chopra could also be defined as bold, brave and controversy’s favourite child. From posting titillating pictures on Twitter to posing in the buff for the Playboy magazine, Sherlyn is now thinking of turning a producer. She discusses her tweet about having stopped ‘sleeping with people for money’ and casting couch.
What has been keeping you busy?
I have been reading scripts of feature films. And just recently I zeroed in on the script of my maiden film as a producer-actor.
What’s the release status of Kamasutra 3D?
I’m as clueless as you are. Some say it has released. Some say it is yet to release. I really don’t know. I wish the cast and crew of the film the very best.
You once tweeted that you have stopped sleeping with people for money. You have been hailed for being honest and brave for that statement. Could you tell us a little more about it?
As a little girl, I aspired to be a doctor not just because my late father was a doctor but because I was mainly intrigued by science. I not only excelled in academics but also in extra-curricular activities. Everything was right on track until I bagged the title of Miss Andhra. Nineteen and absolutely mesmerised by the glamour of showbiz, it was at this crossroads that I chose to walk a different path. During my initial days of modelling, I started dating men much older than my age who would pamper me silly with expensive gifts. It took me a while to understand that my need-based relationships lacked genuine care, concern, respect and love. After, a great deal of introspection, I realised that just because a person desires me does not necessarily mean that he values me. The intent behind my “confession” was to introduce the born-again Sherlyn to the world by finding closure to her past. Sadly, it was misconstrued by media.
The film industry is known for the casting couch. Have you been asked to sleep with someone for a role?
When I was a little girl, I was told that ‘f*** o**’ was a forbidden term. As a young adult, I learnt that saying ‘f*** o**’ was necessary. I was naive as a newcomer in Mumbai. But not so naive that I couldn’t sense the energies around me. My words have always either attracted a strong mind or offended a weak one.
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