Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Sex as service charges is quite rampant in the entertainment industry, says model-turned actor Aryan Vaid, claiming he has been propositioned by directors and filmmakers.
'I've been propositioned by directors and producers. But there was never any force involved. It was always nicely on the SMS or through a subtle pass at a party. All I had to do was say no, and that was it. But yes, today many wannabe models and actors make themselves easily available to designers and film directors. But let me tell you, it's purely by consent,' Aryan told IANS.
The 'Apne' star says he enjoys being a gay icon. 'Why not? I love the idea of being wanted both by men and women. Whom I want to be with is entirely my choice. The fact that so many gay men are so intelligent and charming makes the gay-fantasy bit flattering. But I've never slept for a role and never will.'
Posing in the raw is also out. 'But I did shoot for Vick Idnani's calendar where I was almost nude. It got me many requests to go further. But no thanks.'
Aryan's relationship with model-actress Anupama Verma is over. 'I'm single again. It's over between Anupama and me. I've moved on. And so has she.'
Aryan is now on the look out for a nice girl to settle down with. 'Enough of this footloose stuff. I want a wife to come home to. I want ghar ka khana (home food) and that feeling of cosy comfort at home.'
Career-wise he's being offered loads of television serials. Rumour has it that Sony was willing to pay Aryan as much as Rs.60,000 per day for their dithering daily 'Kajal'.
'It's a fact that I was offered an extremely decent sum for 'Kajal'. Let's just say, the money was tempting. But I don't want to do fiction on television. Hosting a show is fine. Otherwise TV is still cinema's poor cousin.'
For his role in Anil Sharma's 'Apne', Aryan had to train as a kick boxer. 'For this role I had to train in kickboxing for weeks. And I've the injury marks to prove it,' laughs Aryan.
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