Written by Gitanjali Roy
September 01, 2012 10:04 IST
Sherlyn Chopra made it very clear that the intent of sharing the confessions is not to create public sympathy or to raise eyebrows
Sherlyn Chopra, the first Indian Playboy pin-up, has made a startling confession on Twitter.
Last evening, Sherlyn tweeted:
I've been receiving contact numbers on my twitter handle n on firstname.lastname@example.org of those who wish 2 enjoy.....physical intimacy with me at a price....
In the past, on various occasions, I've had sex 4 money...out of all my past experiences of paid sex, there's not a single one that I remember having indulged in out of free will....
The declaration was followed by an addendum that clarified she was "no longer available for paid sex."
Sherlyn, who is described on the Playboy website as a 'Bollywood Goddess' despite having appeared in only one film of any note - Dil Bole Hadippa starring Rani Mukherji - explained:
b'coz I've come to realize that I derive no pleasure or joy out of physical intimacy that is pursued out of ......obligation(mental/emotional/financial or any other kind).......
Lest she be suspected of attention-seeking, Sherlyn began by saying:
Dear all, before I proceed, let me make it very clear that the intent of sharing the following confessions...
is not to create public sympathy OR to raise eyebrows OR to project myself as a 'bad girl gone good'....itz just to state a few facts.......
But if attention was really what she was seeking, attention was what she got. #SherlynChopra trended briefly, and it seemed from some of the comments on her Twitter feed that she was being hotly discussed in workplace coffee breaks.
And while some followers said it was information overload:
Prakash Jaisingh @PixyJaisingh @SherlynChopra Well..Salute u for this,But as for fans like me,we were better off not knowing this,and yes u hav to live with this forever.
Most of Sherlyn's nearly one lakh followers had only praise for her:
"@viksyadav: @SherlynChopra I appreciate your confidence . I was really impressed that you chose to speak the truth"
"@j4u_jitu: @SherlynChopra we knew it existed but to accept it on a public platform needs not just guts but loads n loads of guts..RESPECT"
"@_0013977212001: @SherlynChopra we really feel proud of sherlyn,keep rocking..nothing is greater than boldness,hate those who discourage u"
@ran0332: @SherlynChopra Take a BOW!! One has to have real guts to make such a confession ..I'm glad u got it. Hats off!!!!! Huge respect."
@devarocks: @SherlynChopra Wish India had honest leaders with guts and courage like Sherlyn..we would have surely become superpower by now"