Playboy Lands First Indian Actress Sherlyn Chopra: 20 Other Stars Who've Graced Magazine's Cover (PHOTOS)
Playboy is expanding its horizons.
Bollywood beauty Sherlyn Chopra has just shot her pictorial for Hugh Hefner's magazine, making her the first-ever Indian to pose for the publication.
The spread will push the 25-year-old starlet in the spotlight following some small movie roles, an appearance on the Indian version of Big Brother and a few modeling gigs.
And it seems The Hef is thrilled about landing Chopra.
"Bollywood starlet Sherlyn Chopra will be the first Indian to appear nude in Playboy, in the November issue," the magazine magnate, 86, confirmed on Twitter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the spread was shot at the Playboy Mansion in early July.
"Oh, it was the most fun time I have had in my life," Chopra said in a recent interview. "We would start at 10.30 a.m. after some Jack Daniels and vodka. Never have I done a shoot with such confidence and joy. The atmosphere made me feel comfortable.”
In promotion of the upcoming spread, Playboy's website posted a teaser: “Coming soon to Playboy Magazine and Playboy.com, a historic nude pictorial of Bollywood sensation Sherlyn Chopra, the first Indian woman to appear in the magazine.”BBC. The knockout wrote to Playboy suggesting the spread, and the monthly accepted the offer in just a few days.
Chopra's pictorial is likely to garner criticism from her native India, where the magazine is banned, though people can access it on the internet. But that doesn't phrase the brunette bombshell.
"I have become the first Indian to pose naked for Playboy," she told BBC, "and nobody can take away that achievement from me."