Celina Jaitley says she agreed to pose in a two-piece bikini for a popular film magazine because she was inspired by international supermodel Kate Moss and not to show "how much one can bare".
"I had seen this fabulous swimwear shoot of one of my favourite models, Kate Moss. I instantly knew that I had to do something on the same lines. I was really inspired and wanted to do a shoot which is quite beautiful and of course very sensuous," said Celina, who posed in a bikini for Stardust.
So is she happy with the final result? "Oh definitely yes. I'm glad with the way I've been presented because not just have the pictures come out really beautiful, even styling wise they are different from the typical dolled-up way that so many of our actresses shoot," said Celina, who was last seen in the hit film Golmaal Returns.
This isn't the first time that the name Kate Moss has occurred in reference to Celina. During her modelling days, quite a few members from the industry used to address her as 'The Indian Kate Moss'.
Quite a few actresses like Minissha Lamba and Neetu Chandra have shed their inhibitions in front of the camera, especially for photo shoots for numerous fashion and film magazines.
Has Celina also resorted to skin show to enhance her portfolio? "The only purpose of this shoot was beautiful pictures. That's it and there is nothing else to it," she said.
So how far was the former Miss India willing to go during the bikini shoot? "My intention was not to portray sexiness or how much one can bare. My intention was to portray the beauty of the ever-changing Indian woman, someone who is beautiful, more modern as well as more comfortable with her sexuality," she said.
Asked if she had got the desired impact, Celina said: "Well, the way response has been so far, I guess I have. My intention was to arouse the sensuousness with beauty and dignity and not vulgarity and I have pretty much managed to achieve that."