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What I do isn’t vulgar: Aiysha Saagar

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  • Sep 04, 2012, 09:50 AM IST
WHAT I DO ISN’T VULGAR: Queensland-raised pop singer’s topless photographs may not have gone down well with many. Even though many slammed her for posing topless and sporting Australian flag painted on her body, which was part of one of her photo shoo
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WHAT I DO ISN’T VULGAR: Queensland-raised pop singer’s topless photographs may not have gone down well with many. Even though many slammed her for posing topless and sporting Australian flag painted on her body, which was part of one of her photo shoo

She may have got embroiled in a controversy for posting 'topless' pictures of herself on her website, but pop singer Aiysha Saagar, doesn't find anything vulgar in what she does. Aiysha, who was recently selected as the Gold Coast Goodwill Ambassador and given the task of promoting the tourist city to Indians, reveals herself to Dailybhaskar.com like you’ve never seen before…

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    I’M AN ARTISTE, NOT JUST A CONSULTANT! It is interesting to see how Aiysha, who has three degrees in Accounting, Law and Financial Planning, which speaks volumes of her academic achievements, is determined to make a career in music! Do people think she
    I’M AN ARTISTE, NOT JUST A CONSULTANT! It is interesting to see how Aiysha, who has three degrees in Accounting, Law and Financial Planning, which speaks volumes of her academic achievements, is determined to make a career in music! Do people think she
    I’M AN ARTISTE, NOT JUST A CONSULTANT! It is interesting to see how Aiysha, who has three degrees in Accounting, Law and Financial Planning, which speaks volumes of her academic achievements, is determined to make a career in music! Do people think she is non-serious in the role of consultant in financial planning industry, courtesy her work as an artiste? “I didn’t think of following my music career professionally after I took up a corporate job. I have aimed for it since I was a kid. As far as my videos are concerned, they are done artistically and tastefully. So there is nothing vulgar. People need to understand that I'm not just a consultant! I'm also an artiste. And I don't do this for commercial benefit.
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    I DON’T SHED CLOTHES FOR THE SAKE OF IT: Whether it is an established actor, a beginner or a struggler, flashing the flesh has invariably been the way to hit headlines. It is annoying but also true how nudity has become the way to grab attention. In the
    I DON’T SHED CLOTHES FOR THE SAKE OF IT: Whether it is an established actor, a beginner or a struggler, flashing the flesh has invariably been the way to hit headlines. It is annoying but also true how nudity has become the way to grab attention. In the
    I DON’T SHED CLOTHES FOR THE SAKE OF IT: Whether it is an established actor, a beginner or a struggler, flashing the flesh has invariably been the way to hit headlines. It is annoying but also true how nudity has become the way to grab attention. In the recent past we have seen several people showing us what we just don’t want to see. The act may put them in the spotlight, but it never gets anyone much respect. When we asked Aiysha if she feels nudity has become a shortcut to stardom for many starlets, she said, “ In my case, it isn't about removing clothes. I'm not shedding clothes and flashing the flesh for the sake of it. Others may have done it to grab people's attention and make headlines. I don't. Each photo shoot I have been part of has been shot artistically. It is nothing but a way to express myself. I consider myself fortunate for using virtually every medium - thought process, writing, stage performances and acting - to put forth my views. I think in this industry, you are judged on the basis of what you deliver and I have managed to do that.”
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    I THINK OF MYSELF AS A PACKAGE: This opinion stems from her ability to do just about anything. Whether it is putting her perspective by penning it down, through music, staging a performance or acting, Aiysha is adept in each medium. “I have the right po
    I THINK OF MYSELF AS A PACKAGE: This opinion stems from her ability to do just about anything. Whether it is putting her perspective by penning it down, through music, staging a performance or acting, Aiysha is adept in each medium. “I have the right po
    I THINK OF MYSELF AS A PACKAGE: This opinion stems from her ability to do just about anything. Whether it is putting her perspective by penning it down, through music, staging a performance or acting, Aiysha is adept in each medium. “I have the right potential, know what I'm doing and have right educational qualifications. So I think of myself as a package.”
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    INDIA HAS WOWED ME: “There isn’t much difference in the way my work is perceived in India and the Western countries and Australia. I agree there was a time when we would think of people in India highly conservative. But that has changed, to some exten
    INDIA HAS WOWED ME: “There isn’t much difference in the way my work is perceived in India and the Western countries and Australia. I agree there was a time when we would think of people in India highly conservative. But that has changed, to some exten
    INDIA HAS WOWED ME: “There isn’t much difference in the way my work is perceived in India and the Western countries and Australia. I agree there was a time when we would think of people in India highly conservative. But that has changed, to some extent though. For instance, a few years back when I had come down to India, women sporting shorts sans any inhibitions wasn't a common sight. But that has changed. This time around, the first thing that struck me was the comfort with which women could wear what they want to. In a nutshell, people's thought process has changed. It is a fact that the West is desensitized to a lot of things - sex, violence and the way one dresses up. But India has come a long way! Back home (in Australia), I’m happy to see that Indians supporting my work.”
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    NOTHING CAN BEAT EDUCATION:  “My family knows I work artistically. I know people were upset when my photographs in a golden outfit emerged. But those photos were never meant for mass consumption. I know that dress was too revealing, that's why I didn't
    NOTHING CAN BEAT EDUCATION: “My family knows I work artistically. I know people were upset when my photographs in a golden outfit emerged. But those photos were never meant for mass consumption. I know that dress was too revealing, that's why I didn't
    NOTHING CAN BEAT EDUCATION: “My family knows I work artistically. I know people were upset when my photographs in a golden outfit emerged. But those photos were never meant for mass consumption. I know that dress was too revealing, that's why I didn't give my approval in the first place. My family has invariably supported my decision. When I told my father about the interest I developed in music, he said, ‘Education is important. The confidence that educational qualifications instill in an individual remains unrivaled. And I'm happy I took decision seriously. If I’m able to understand people, their character and personality, deal with any situation I'm placed in, it is only because of I’m educated, self-dependent and have supreme faith in my capabilities.”
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    I DON’T FOLLOW ANY ONE RELIGION: While her determination and hardwork has helped her achieve her goals, Aiysha knows her faith in the Almighty has played a key role too. “The faith just keeps me going. I’m quite mixed in my race. While my mother is
    I DON’T FOLLOW ANY ONE RELIGION: While her determination and hardwork has helped her achieve her goals, Aiysha knows her faith in the Almighty has played a key role too. “The faith just keeps me going. I’m quite mixed in my race. While my mother is
    I DON’T FOLLOW ANY ONE RELIGION: While her determination and hardwork has helped her achieve her goals, Aiysha knows her faith in the Almighty has played a key role too. “The faith just keeps me going. I’m quite mixed in my race. While my mother is a Bengali, my father belongs to a Punjabi family. I don't follow any one religion, but believe in revering all religious practices.”
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    WHY ONLY TALK ABOUT INDIAN STUDENTS ATTACKED IN AUSTRALIA?: When we asked her about the atrocities Indian students are subjected to in Australia, she said, “Media in Australia has focused on students from Indian origin. But there have been locals too, w
    WHY ONLY TALK ABOUT INDIAN STUDENTS ATTACKED IN AUSTRALIA?: When we asked her about the atrocities Indian students are subjected to in Australia, she said, “Media in Australia has focused on students from Indian origin. But there have been locals too, w
    WHY ONLY TALK ABOUT INDIAN STUDENTS ATTACKED IN AUSTRALIA?: When we asked her about the atrocities Indian students are subjected to in Australia, she said, “Media in Australia has focused on students from Indian origin. But there have been locals too, who were hurt by other locals. Australia is a beautiful country.”
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    BOLLYWOOD IS IMPORTANT: During her stay in Mumbai Aiysha will leave no stone unturned to grab Bollywood projects. Aiysha, who has sung with Himesh and also performed several Punjabi songs for Jaidev Kumar (Dil Le Gayi Kudi fame) is busy going through offe
    BOLLYWOOD IS IMPORTANT: During her stay in Mumbai Aiysha will leave no stone unturned to grab Bollywood projects. Aiysha, who has sung with Himesh and also performed several Punjabi songs for Jaidev Kumar (Dil Le Gayi Kudi fame) is busy going through offe
    BOLLYWOOD IS IMPORTANT: During her stay in Mumbai Aiysha will leave no stone unturned to grab Bollywood projects. Aiysha, who has sung with Himesh and also performed several Punjabi songs for Jaidev Kumar (Dil Le Gayi Kudi fame) is busy going through offers which are coming her way. “Offers are coming my way. Bollywood is important for me.”

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