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Who are these people who have 'issues' with my pictures? Esha on being slut-shamed

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Published Aug 14, 2017, 1:28 pm IST
Updated Aug 14, 2017, 1:40 pm IST
The actress said that some ‘faceless and redundant’ people look for opportunities to bring down celebrities.
These are some of the pictures Esha posted on social media. While some loved them, others had nasty things to say about her.
 These are some of the pictures Esha posted on social media. While some loved them, others had nasty things to say about her.

Mumbai: When Esha Gupta posted semi-nude to complete topless pictures of her on photo sharing application Instagram; as much as we loved them, some of us did know that she is in for some trouble from the ‘sanskari gang’.

And that’s exactly what happened.

 

The former Kingfisher calendar girl and beauty queen did a photoshoot with her photographer friend, where she went topless for a few shots and shared them on social media, which did not go down too well with many social media users. While the Internet went berserk over her nude shots, for good, bad and ugly reasons, Esha doesn’t give a damn about the world’s opinion of her.

“In our country, women are eternally blamed. They are accused when a girl child is born, they are even accused even when they raped. So, somewhere I knew that I will also have to face a lot of heat. After all, it's easiest for some faceless and redundant people to pull a celebrity down at the first opportunity. I've done shoots like this one when I was a model. I've gone topless and naked, too. No one ever asked me about that. And who are these people who have `issues' with my pictures? It's my body and it's been shot aesthetically. There's a thin line, which if you cross, you look vulgar. No one can say my pictures are vulgar. I got more love than hate, but it's better to be hated than to be forgotten. And right now, I'm in my best shape. Although we knew where this could lead, we thought, `If not now, then when?'” Esha told a popular daily.

The actress, who will soon be seen in Ajay Devgn-Ileana D’Cruz starrer ‘Baadshaho’, vehemently rubbishes rumours of trying to ape Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie. She argued, “Find me a doctor who says I went under the scalpel to look like that. It's not my fault that I look a certain way. I'm a carbon copy of my mother, who's far prettier than me. So, should we then say that Angelina Jolie has aped my mother's looks? No, we won't, right? On both sides of my family, fuller lips are common feature. We have a beautiful country but people like the out-of-job-web-junkies spoil it for all of us.”

Naysayers can badmouth her all they want but Esha is determined to stay true to herself and oblivious to the opinion of others, especially men, who, in her opinion, feel threatened when a woman goes bold.

“Men tend to have a problem if a woman goes bold. Their manhood is challenged. They are prudes; they must have even saved these pictures on their phone. And here we are in the country of Ajanta and Ellora, and Kamasutra, objecting to a woman's photo-shoot which she has done on her own will. So, my attitude is, `S***w them',” concluded the fearless star.

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