Hugh Hefner’s demise has made Sherlyn Chopra sad. If you do not know, Sherlyn was the first Indian to pose nude for Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine. And when the news of his death came in, the actor took to Twitter to express her grief and tweeted, “RIP #hughhefner #trailblazer.” She is the same actor, who in an earlier interview, shared that it was “not easy” to pose for the magazine.
It was back in the year 2012, when Sherlyn Chopra appeared in the Playboy’s November issue of the year. She had visited Hugh Hefner and his friends at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles. In an interview with BBC Hindi, the model and actor had shared that she could not “miss the opportunity of posing nude for the world’s most established adult magazine”.
See Sherlyn Chopra’s post on Hugh Hefner’s death:
— SHERLYN CHOPRA (@SherlynChopra) September 28, 2017
Although the magazine is banned in India but people can access it on the internet. Sherlyn had written to Playboy expressing an interest in posing and the magazine got back to her “within three to four days”. But she said, “It is not an easy task to be nude in front of the camera and look good at the same time.”
Sherlyn Chopra had said, “I have become the first Indian to pose naked for Playboy and nobody can take away that achievement from me. My sister is proud of my achievement.”
But Sherlyn Chopra had not shared this news with her mother earlier. “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.”
On her experience of meeting the legendary Hugh, she said, “I had fun meeting him and his girlfriends. I am thinking of making him my idol because he lives his life on his terms and conditions. I also live my life on my terms and conditions.”
In 2014 too, when Sherlyn’s photos were revealed online it provoked outrage in conservative circles. But then too she had no regrets.
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She had told a news agency then, “I’m not worried about the world. It was the most amazing shoot and I can proudly say that these were the best days of my life. Not once did I feel awkward or embarrassed.”
Hugh Hefner set up Playboy magazine in 1953.