Bollywood star Sherlyn Chopra will be the first Indian woman to appear nude in [the November issue of] Playboy.
However, her choice to take her clothes off, is under fire in India, where Playboy is banned.
India media commentator Gayatri Sankar compared Chopra's choice to pose in Playboy to the sexual abuse and humiliation that some women face in India, against their will, reports the NY Daily News.
Sankar wrote: “At a time when innocent women across the nation from Gujarat to Guwahati have been subjected to sexual abuse and humiliation, one wonders if Sherlyn Chopra’s pictures wound a woman’s integrity. Isn’t it an irony that on the one side, as common women strive hard to safeguard their modesty, the Sherlyn Chopras encourage voyeurism?”
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In her defense, Chopra told BBC Hindi: “I have become the first Indian to pose naked for Playboy, and nobody can take away that achievement from me. It is not an easy task to be nude in front of the camera and look good at the same time."
Playboy decided to feature the 28-year-old star in its November issue after she wrote Playboy with the idea for the sexy spread.
However, Chopra hasn't told her mom about her upcoming sexy spread: “My sister is proud of my achievement. I haven’t told anything to my mother, but I think I will visit her and tell her that she has to accept me the way I am.”