Nowadays shooting nude photoshoots seems to have become nothing out of the ordinary. Actors such as Abhinav Shukla, Jason Shah, Karan Tacker, Ashmit Patel, Sangram Singh have done it with Pulkit Samrat being the latest one in this list. However, we spoke to the man who dared to do this for the first time - Angad Hasija.
"I was the first actor to get a nude photoshoot done, my image was very shy and innocent and a sanskari boy courtesy my TV show Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai. I wanted to do something different and it wasn't cheap at all. I did it for an international gallery. I got to do a lot of fashion shows because of that," he says
However, it didn't go down very well with the audience at that time. "When I did it few years ago, people were looking down on me. And now it has been a trend. When you start something new, you have to be prepared to take criticism and people didn't take it well and today everyone is doing it. People told me that since I was doing something so traditional as TV, how can I go nude, even for a photoshoot?" he says.
Ask him if he will go full monty for a show or a film, and he says, "Yes, if needed and if the presentation is done in a good way, then why not! I am comfortable with my body. I don't know why people make so much fuss about going nude. As an actor one should have the guts that if the script demands, you can do anything." On being asked that Many of your contemporaries are still not comfortable with the idea of doing nude photoshoot or scenes he says, " This is a very personal choice, not everybody gets comfortable, I have many friends in female also who are not comfortable wearing shorts also and many male friends who cannot go shirtless for a photo or a show. I was offered to go nude in a web series but I wasn't comfortable but you never know I might get comfortable in the future. It's an individual choice. We are living in 2019 and people pretend to be holier than a cow. Who doesn't like to have a look at sexy actors and actresses bodies?". On probing further about who is his inspiration he says, " it is Hrithik Roshan. He has worked hard to develop and maintain his physique. He is a complete package. I had bumped into him at an award function at Macau more than five years ago. After my performance, I was going towards my vanity and bumped into him. The moment was amazing and I cherish its memory till date. I admire him as an overall personality".
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