Singer-actress Monica Dogra, who has featured in a saucy cover for a men’s magazine, believes it’s an honour for her.
“How important they [magazine covers] are or not, I’m not too sure of. I do know, that it is an honour to be considered cover ‘worthy’ so to speak,” Dogra said.
She features on the cover of the March issue of men’s magazine FHM wearing a black jacket. The look is both bold and powerful.
Dogra, who was last seen in Dhobi Ghat and David, says the shoot was challenging.
“This shoot, as most bikini/men’s magazine shoots are in India, was challenging merely because of how much of a stigma there is in India towards them. You have to ensure that shoots like these are tastefully done,” she said.
However, she was “really pleased with the shoot” in the end.
“I still had a touch of worry inside me about how it’d be perceived. But that’s all art really, right? You create something as best as you can and then you have to let it go and people will think of it what they will,” said the actress, who has also sung songs such as Dooriyan bhi hai zaroori for the film Break Ke Baad.
With an inclination towards music, Dogra loves to catch up on music magazines. “I’m a fan of Platform magazine, Motherland, and Rolling Stone India is nice because it’s a magazine that covers a scene I’m intimately involved in,” she said.