Bollywood Star Is First Indian Woman in Playboy

Sherlyn Chopra's spread controversial in her home country
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2012 1:03 PM CDT
Sherlyn Chopra poses as she arrives at the International Indian Film Academy, or IIFA, awards event in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, June 5, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne)

(Newser) – The good news: Sherlyn Chopra has made history as the first Indian woman to appear in Playboy. The bad news: Playboy is banned in her country, where many aren't exactly thrilled about her appearance anyway, the New York Daily News reports. "Isn’t it an irony that on the one side, as common women strive hard to safeguard their modesty, the Sherlyn Chopras encourage voyeurism?" wrote one commentator.

Chopra, a Bollywood star, is predictably proud of her spread, which will appear in the November issue. "I have become the first Indian to pose naked for Playboy, and nobody can take away that achievement from me," the 28-year-old told BBC Hindi. "It is not an easy task to be nude in front of the camera and look good at the same time."

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