He courted limelight and controversy posing within the nude with then girlfriend Madhu Sapre, wrapped by a python, for a shoe business within the nineties, and did a lot the identical once more practically three many years later when he ran in his birthday swimsuit on a Goa seashore to have fun his fifty fifth birthday final month. Milind Soman, mannequin and health freak, all the time lives as much as his intercourse symbol tag with aplomb, and says the definition doesn’t bother him.
“The tag of sex symbol doesn’t bother me. I will tell you why — because, for a man to be regarded as a sex symbol is great. Men are very happy to be regarded as sex symbols because that is something extra for them,” Milind instructed IANS.
However, he acknowledges the gender disparity on this context. “When a woman is regarded as a sex symbol, it might be everything that she is seen for, which is not a good thing,” he noticed.
The actor defined: “That is part of the whole discrimination on the part of the way we see women. Women have been objectified to that extent. Men have not been objectified to that extent that it (being a sex symbol) is all that they stand for.”
The actor feels issues are altering for the higher.
“I think it is going away. I see it becoming a little bit more equal. The whole thing can’t change at once but different aspects, especially gender equality, will change quicker than other aspects,” he added.
Recently, Milind brought about a stir when he posted a nude image of himself working on the seashore on his fifty fifth birthday. While the actor was lauded by many for the viral picture, he was booked by South Goa district police for obscenity.
Asked if the reactions and response to his birthday swimsuit image stunned him, Milind laughed and stated: “Nothing surprises me.”
“Okay, on social media, nothing surprises me. I’ve been here for more than 30 years. People’s opinions are important. But what they tell you is how our society is growing, how our values are changing and how our culture is evolving. It doesn’t mean that something is good or bad, or that’s not what it tells me. I can decide what is good or bad, but what it (the reactions) tells me is about society. (Now), more people are getting more exposed, and more people are able to express their ideas. That is interesting — what ideas they come up with and how they change over time,” he added.
Tell him he appears good within the birthday image, and his response is: “A lot of people who saw it have told me the same thing.”
At the second, Milind is seen within the function of a eunuch in new net collection “Paurashpur”. The collection traces the story of a medieval metropolis that’s fraught with crime, corruption, abuse of energy, misogyny, rape and love. It is ready in opposition to the backdrop of 18th century India.
“Paurashpur” additionally options Shilpa Shinde, Kashish Rai, Annu Kapoor, Shaheer Sheikh, Flora Saini, Anant Joshi, Asmita Bakshi, Harshita Kasyap and Sahil Salathia. The present is directed by Sachindra Vats and has premiered on ALTBalaji and Zee5.