Why Ayesha Takia won’t strip

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India’s sexiest woman on why nudity is a no-go

BOLLYWOOD actress Ayesha Takia has revealed she would never consider semi-nudity – not even for Hollywood.

The actress, who was recently voted the sexiest Indian woman in the world, told the BBC Asian Network’s Love Bollywood show, she wouldn’t feel comfortable stripping down to further her movie career.

Asked by ‘Love Bollywood’ presenters Raj & Pablo if she would wear a bikini if Hollywood came calling. She replied: ”No I wouldn’t, as I said my rules don’t change depending on who is offering what. They’ve always been the same.

“Obviously my audience like the way I am. I’m not saying I’m going out there wearing a burqa but I’m not going to cross the limit to where people wouldn’t want to see my face anymore…. I’m really scared of that.”

“I’m not comfortable with some things – my audience has expected me the way I am and the things I do and don’t do. I like to maintain those limits. When I say this people take this a bit too seriously, they think I won’t go out in a short skirt but it’s not like that. Levels of decency have to be maintained especially in our country, we live in a city and a very hip society but that’s not our country.

“I feel that Indian culture is so beautiful and people all around the world look up to us and want to see how elegant and how delicate and traditional our women are, and have been for generations, and we shouldn’t let that go. We should try and keep our culture at some level…it’s important to be Indian women at some level where people look up to us.”

The actress is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film ‘Sunday’ opposite Ajay Devgan.

The film, directed by ‘Golmaal’ director Rohit Shetty, will be released nationwide on 25 January.

You can hear Ayesha’s full interview on the free Love Bollywood podcast available to download at http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork.

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