Sherlyn Chopra and her 'nude' Playboy story

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 09:47
 
Gayatri Sankar
The Revolutionary
 

Even as Poonam Pandey’s fans were eagerly waiting for over a year and a half to see their tweetheart go full monty, Sherlyn Chopra stole the limelight and outdid her contemporary in a way none could have ever thought of!

Now, famously tagged as the Indian Playmate, Sherlyn, the former ‘Bigg Boss 4’ contestant, has risen to the stature where Poonam had once wished to be. She is now a sex goddess, someone who has stolen a million sex-starved hearts!

However, what is striking about Sherlyn’s dare-all-bare-all act is that how she walked around the Playboy mansion like a toddler in its birthday suit!

As the series of pictures of Chopra’s Playboy stint hit the web, one could have least expected her to pose so comfortably with the staff of the “iconic” magazine in nude. We do know that Hugh Hefner has a fascination for nude women but does that mean Ms Chopra would roam around in nude with least inhibitions! I wonder.

Nonetheless, she has become the first Indian resident to pose for the Playboy magazine - a “laurel” no other Indian woman has earned thus far. An elated Hugh Hefner too took to Twitter to share his excitement.

He wrote, “Bollywood <i>(really?!)</i> starlet Sherlyn Chopra will be the first Indian to appear nude in Playboy, in the November issue(sic).” (italics, mine)

In response to what Hefner had to say, Sherlyn added, “Yipeeeee! Huge thanks 2 u Mr. Hefner! U r my HERO! Cannot wait 2 get back 2 LA for the promotions!!!Tightest Hugs n Warm Regards!!! (sic).”

Not just that, Sherlyn seems to be feeling blissful for featuring in the “prestigious” magazine and wishes to outdo ‘Baywatch’ babe Pamela Anderson as the cover girl of the men’s magazine. And her expression on Twitter shows how earnestly she wants her wish to be fulfilled.

Sherlyn tweeted, “Entirely my pleasure!!!M sendin' out a msg to the Almighty Universe to help me outdo Pamela's record of Playboy Covers!!!(sic).”

Look how ambitious this girl is. It must be a matter of pride to lead attention-starved women of her league!

However, what looked incredible were her remarks about her father and how he would have taken pride in her for being Playboy’s cover girl.

Tweeting about her equation with her father, Sherlyn wrote, “1000 wet kisses n 10,000 super tight hugs 2 the entire Playboy team!!!Wish my dad were alive, he'd hv been so proud of this!!(sic),” and added, “My dad was both a dad n a mom 2 me. As a doc, he knew better 2 take care of me at all times, even during my painful periods!!!(sic).”

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?

Can posing nude and turning sex objects ever be a matter of pride?

Perhaps, yes. At least for these women, for they believe in translating their sense of freedom, independence and progression by going nude!

First Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 09:47

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