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As the outrageous singer and actress Sherlyn Chopra prepares to embark upon her first promotional tour for her new album 'Dard-e-Sherlyn', her show organisers are panicking. Starting this Saturday, September 6, the newbie will begin her tour spanning seven prominent cities of India namely Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Pune, Vizag, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
But her organisers are losing sleep over the bold and flamboyant girl wearing her trademark diamond-encrusted bikini top and golden hot pants that she has famously worn in the new superhit video of her remix album.
They have been considering stringent security measures at all her promotional events across the country. Apart from expecting trouble from unruly crowds due to the skimpy attire, the organisers also feel it is very risky for her to wear the bikini top as it is actually studded with a couple of real diamonds on the sides of the top.
Special care was taken for this diamond-studded top when the video was shot at Filmistan Studio in Mumbai. In fact, Sherlyn had employed an extra lady assistant just to keep an eye on the top whenever she left it in her vanity van in between the shots.
"But while travelling from city to city, obviously the risk will dramatically increase. So it comes as no surprise, that the organisers are worried about Sherlyn's protection,"says her publicist . "It's a delicate-cum-volatile situation with extreme potential to spark off untoward incidents. Most of the organisers feel the risk is too big. It will require tremendous care and vigilance by the security personnel – for Sherlyn as well as for the diamond top," he adds.
"To be on the safe side, Sherlyn will perform with around six to eight bouncers in the stage's vicinity, and four other plain-clothes security men, who will intermingle with the audience, to subtly tackle any troublemakers in the crowds,"
After the runaway success of her first album 'Outrageous' on T-Series, Sherlyn emerged a diva, out to make men go weak in their knees. The second album 'Dard-e-Sherlyn' is her tribute to the original dreamgirl Hema Malini and takes off from her 1976 hit song "Mujhe dard rehta hai, dil mein dard rehta hai..." from the film 'Dus Numbri' co-starring Manoj Kumar. But the "Dard-e-Sherlyn" video has already attracted 19 cuts from the Censor Board and also invited the ire of Hema Malini.
The yesteryear's actress was obviously furious and upset when in a recent interview she spoke about Sherlyn with stinging sarcasm, stating, "I don't even know why she's linking me with a hot-hot thing. She's trying to change her image maybe with my name. If she's doing this, poor thing, I wish her success, for all those who see nudity will be happy. But my name is Hema Malini and that won't change for anything."
It can also be recalled that after being in discussion for appearing on the reality show 'Bigg Boss', this firebrand bikini babe was shown the door as she had suggested that the makers install cameras even in bathrooms of the House, so that she could flaunt her vast collection of colourful bikinis and inner wear while bathing. She was keen to generate loads of teenage interest in the show from both sexes, but the makers had found her demand too outrageous and she was out.
Now she plans to fully utilise the next few weeks to aggressively promote her album 'Dard-e-Sherlyn' through events and endorsements.
In 2001, similarly, real diamonds were used while picturising a fashion show sequence at the Gateway of India for Kaizad Gustad's 'Boom'. There was an accident and the diamonds had spilled on the floor and pavement, causing frantic commotion among the crowds gathered to see the shoot. Most of the diamonds were stolen and the film producers had suffered a great financial setback which had delayed the film. Part of shot portion where the diamonds fell off was captured on camera and even retained in the film.
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