August 18, 2010 02:22:35 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
Many months back, Gul Panag had participated in a few dare bare photo shoots that had led to soaring temperatures. Though in her Bollywood outings, Gul is content dressing up as per a character, she is sure that none of her earlier photo shoots have any bearing on the work that she does for the big screen.
"Even when if I did those photo shoots, the idea was not to stun or shock people," says Gul who was seen in a serious RANN earlier this year and would now be seen in a comedy around sexual harassment at workplace - HELLO DARLING, "There was never an attempt around hunting or begging for anything. That's not me."
Still, did it ever play in her kind that such shoots would wake up those film makers who could be carrying a set perception around her, courtesy offbeat films like MANORAMA - SIX FEET UNDER, DHOOP, DOR and STRAIGHT that she has done in the past?
"If that was the case, I would have done one of those bold films that required a leading lady to expose, isn't it? Since I never did any such film, this argument by itself is self defeating," pat comes the reply from Gul.
Continuing to talk about the confidence that she carries when it comes to wearing a revealing attire in her life, Gul says, "If I have to step into a pool, I will wear a swimming costume, right? What else does one wear? When I was just 9 or 10 years old, my parents got me a bikini because they wanted me to be comfortable in a pool. There is nothing shocking or any big deal about wearing a bikini."