Milind Soman Reacts To His Controversial Nude Picture On A Beach; Asks, ‘People Never Saw Anybody Naked’

Milind Soman shares it was crazy to see people reacting to his nude picture, also shares his nude picture being a wakeup call for people

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Milind Soman Reacts To His Controversial Nude Picture On A Beach; Asks, ‘People Never Saw Anybody Naked’
Model, actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman, hit the headlines for posting a nude picture of him running on a beach on Instagram. His Instagram post caused a stir on the social media platform, with many netizens slamming him. In conversation with ETimes TV, the actor shared his reaction on the way people reacted to his nude picture, calling people’s reaction crazy, he shared he did not understand why people reacted to it in this manner. Besides this, he also spoke about social media trolls.

He said, “I don’t know why! It was like people never saw anybody naked before, It is crazy!” When asked how he handles trolls, he shared going through trolls just for fun sake and wondered how such trolls can affect someone’s mental health. “I don’t really notice trolls. Sometimes I look for it, just for fun sake. Even if you look at that (nude) picture, it is not really trolling. I know what is trolling. When I see some people and the response they get on social media, I really wonder - how does it affect their mental health. Because it is such an attack. It is hard to digest when thousands of people are fermenting negativity. I really wonder how they deal with it,” he said.

Milind Soman also shared that while 99% of people liked his Insta post, he also revealed his wife shot it. “Even for my nude picture, 99% of people were like - WOW! This is amazing! And it was shot by my wife, it was not like some photographer was hired or some newspaper shot it. I think people were just a little bit shocked! especially those who are new to Internet culture as these people are not exposed to what's already on the Internet which is basically the real world,” said Milind.

Adding further the model-actor shared his nude picture being a wakeup call for the people “For those, I think my picture was a wake-up call. Search the hashtag naked on Instagram and there will be 10 million posts. It’s just that people have not seen it,” added Milind. 

Milind who is an avid traveller also spoke about Indian culture, he said, “Indian culture is so huge, diverse and inclusive. I have travelled a lot, spoken to people and lived with people from different regions in different states and you will never know what Indian culture is.” ALSO READ: Milind Soman's Wife Ankita Konwar Gets Candid About What She Loves About Her Hubby; 'He Is So Himself'

Shedding light over the acceptance of nude pictures, he mentioned it is acceptable in certain parts of our country, while it is illegal in America. “The problem is that people think whatever my house, my family does is a good culture and what others do that's American. So for them let me share that in America, it is illegal to be nude. And in most places in India, it is not. I feel this is Indian culture. In the West, it is not allowed, it's a shame, but I mean come on social media is a different world altogether anyway,” he said. ALSO READ: Milind Soman SLAMS Trolls For Criticising His Nude Insta Post; Says It's His Page, 'If You Don’t Want To Follow Me, Don’t Follow'

Speaking about the social media platform, Instagram’s rules and regulation, he said, “If Instagram had a problem with it, they would have voted. Insta also have their own laws and regulations. For me, this is how society is, where everybody has an opinion but again the opinions should not affect anyone.” ALSO READ: Milind Soman On Being Booked For Obscenity After Running 'Naked' On Goa Beach: 'Don't Know If Anyone Has Filed A Complaint'

Image Source: Instagram/milindrunning