Milind Soman Reacts To Controversy Around The Nude Pic He Posted

Model and actor Milind Soman brought in his 55th birthday by going on a 12k beach run with his wife Ankita Konwar. The fitness enthusiast even posted a nude picture from his birthday run on the beach.

While some went gaga over his pictures, others reacted with memes and jokes. However, there were also some who took offense to his bare-body run and an FIR was later filed against the actor in Goa for obscenity.

Well, this wasn’t the first time Milind bared it all. The fitness promotor has earlier done nude photoshoots like various other celebs.

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Talking about taking on projects that demand him to be bold and erotic on screen, the actor told Hindustan Times, “See, finally, it is the prerogative of the directors and producers and how they want to tell a story, whether sex and violence should be shown because it exists.”

“I mean, what is the point of not showing what exists? We hide enough in real life. We have enough oppression and injustice going on that we try to hide in our own lives and our society, so what is the point of hiding it in a story when you are trying to bring it out?”

“Of course, the actual depiction is a matter of discussion – how much is too much, and so on. But you can’t hide it. If there is sex, there is sex. If there is violence, there is violence,” he said.

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The actor further added that if someone doesn’t like the content, he shouldn’t watch it. “I was discussing with someone the other day about the line between what is justifiable and not justifiable, censorship, and so on.”

“It is finally a choice. You have to tell people, ‘Sex will be shown. If you don’t want to watch it, don’t watch this. There is bad language. There is violence. If you don’t want to see blood, don’t watch it for sure.’ That is given and then, people have the choice.”

“Because finally, if you don’t give them the choice, they will never understand anything,” he added. The ‘Made in India’ actor further divulged, “Today, the internet is there. Like, when someone tells me, ‘Oh, you uploaded a naked picture!’ Yes, uploaded where? On Instagram, which has not removed it, so they don’t care.

“If you search #naked on Instagram, there will be more than 10 million photographs. So, you have to decide. You hashtagged naked and pressed the search button, that is your choice. If you don’t do it, you won’t see it.”

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Finally, he adds that he has done naked photography before and doesn’t see anything wrong with it. “If you know someone who has done naked photography before, he is quite likely to do it again. Why not? Because he doesn’t see anything wrong with it. I have done it commercially, for magazines, for newspapers, I have done it as a model, as an actor, I have done sex scenes.”

“Why wouldn’t I put it on my Instagram page? If you don’t want to follow me, don’t follow me. Some people said, ‘My mother is on Instagram.’ I said, ‘Yes, so she shouldn’t open certain pages.’ Last week, Jennifer Lopez put up a naked picture on her 50th birthday. On Instagram. What do people have to say about that?”

“The fact is, the line is in your head – what is art, what is vulgarity, what is obscenity, and what is not. It is so subjective and it changes every day,” he added.

Well said, Milind. To each their own.

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