Esha Gupta won a lot of fans and criticism because of her sensuous pictures on social media. The controversy was just getting jaded when news about Esha being offered a web series started making the rounds. According to rumours, Esha liked the concept initially and also discussed her role, but finally declined because of the sexual content in the series.
This could be the first time that a mainstream actress has refused a web series or a short film because of the sensual content. Web series and short films are notorious for padding their content with sexual content. Vikram Bhatt’s psychological and crime series like Maaya handled concepts like BDSM. Maaya starred Shama Sikander. Another Vikram Bhatt production, Gehraiyaan starred Sanjeeda Sheikh as a medical professional who’s stalked by a supernatural entity. She had some bold scenes in the series as well.
With Esha making a precedent, it remains to be seen if other film actors and actresses will follow suit.