A Bollywood star who will be the first Indian woman to appear nude in Playboy has admitted it was not easy to pose for the controversial magazine.
Sherlyn Chopra, 28, will star in the magazine’s November issue after she wrote to Playboy expressing an interest in featuring in an issue.
Speaking to BBC Hindi, she revealed she did not want to ‘miss the opportunity’ of posing nude in the famous adult magazine.
However, she admitted to finding it difficult.
The actress, who has played a number of roles in Bollywood films, said: ‘It is not an easy task to be nude in front of the camera and look good at the same time.‘
Her appearance in the magazine is likely to prove controversial in India.
Although Playboy is banned in the country, people can still get access to it from the internet.
But despite the possibly difficulties she may face, Ms Chopra is proud of what she has done.
‘I have become the first Indian to pose naked for Playboy and nobody can take away that achievement from me,’ she said.
‘My sister is proud of my achievement.’
Despite this, the ambitious actress did admit that she hadn’t yet spoken to her mother about it but will soon visit her to inform her.
Ms Chopra went to the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles where she met the magazine’s founder Hugh Hefner and his girlfriends.
And she was inspired by what she saw.
‘I am thinking of making him my idol because he lives his life on his terms and conditions,’ she said.
The magazine, which features photographs of nude women, as well as fiction and journalism, was founded in Chicago in 1953 by Mr Hefner.
It is one of the world’s best known brands, although it is banned in many parts of Asia.
Over the years it has featured some of the world’s best known women, including Bond girl Ursula Andress, Kim Basinger and, in January, Lindsay Lohan.