That starlet Sherlyn Chopra is a bad girl is a no-brainer. She went to town proclaiming that she was India’s first Playboy bunny (which is definitely not true because Katy Mirza beat her to it back in the ’70s) and more than a year later, we are yet too see her pictures printed in the magazine.
And then, to keep herself in the news, Sherlyn posted a picture of her on Twitter, doing unmentionable things with a cucumber.
Now, the starlet-turned-singer is busy promoting her debut album, called Bad Girl, but has once again created a controversy to keep herself in the news.
Unfortunately for her, the plan seems to have back-fired this time and she has been sued for Rupees Five Crore.
The problem started when director of Kama Sutra 3D, Rupesh Paul, expressed his displeasure at Sherlyn not showing up for a promotional event to launch the music of the film at a multiplex in Mumbai. Apparently, he termed her as being unprofessional and likened her career to that of a stripper and a porn star.
Not taking kindly to Rupesh Paul’s statements about her, Sherlyn unleashed her fury on Twitter with a barrage of abusive tweets and pretty soon, her fans joined in too, abusing Paul with the choicest of vulgar language.
She distanced herself from the film (this, after having promoted it at various film festivals across the world, including in Cannes) for no apparent reason.
Offended by Sherlyn and her fans’ unruly behaviour on the micro-blogging site, Rupesh Paul has sent her a legal notice and is suing her for Rupees Five Crores under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Incidentally, the film has been nominated in three categories at the upcoming Oscar Awards – best motion picture, best original song and best background score.
Whether all of this is just to create buzz around the film and keep themselves in the news, we aren’t really sure. But knowing Sherlyn’s penchant for creating fire from just a wisp of smoke, we’re convinced that it’s just another back-handed way to promote her solo music album.
Pix: Viral Bhayani for MissMalini