As a young woman, the audition for a career as a nude model was not always a realistic prospect.
But now, as a senior, it is no longer a daunting prospect.
Nude modelling is booming across India, and it’s attracting more women and men.
Nudes are also a popular choice for the auditions of young filmmakers.
And the audition process has become much easier.
Nudity is no exception to the rule of the job.
But the process for getting it can be very different in different parts of the country.
The biggest challenges for women, such as finding a partner, finding a place to live, and finding a job, are often different in each state, says Karthikeyan Krishnan, senior vice president of HR & Product Marketing at Pune-based agency NUCA.
“There are also different cultural norms, different expectations, and different expectations of how a nude or non-nude model should look and behave,” she adds.
In some states, it’s not even the right time to get an audition.
In the last few years, the NUCCA and others have started offering nude models and actresses on-demand, which are cheaper and faster than going to an audition or an agency.
But even though the process is easier for a female, the cost of living is higher.
In some states like Bihar, where the NUCASA (Nude Model Agency) is located, a model can earn about Rs 1.3 lakh (Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000) a month, according to the NUF.
Even if she has the money, the expenses are not cheap.
“It depends on the locality,” says Krishnan.
In Delhi, the monthly rent is around Rs 2 lakh.
In Bihar, a non-NUCASO model can get a monthly rent of about Rs 7,000.
The rent can be double in other states like Assam and Odisha.
“If you are an aspirational model, you should be able to rent an apartment for a decent price in a place where you are comfortable,” says NULC’s Nandita Bhushan.
In Rajasthan, a single model with a studio can earn Rs 1 lakh per month.
In Odisha, she can get Rs 1,000 per month, she adds, noting that there are many models available.
“Nude models, they have to earn a certain amount.
If you have a dream, you will earn more than you think,” says Bhushun.NULC offers models a wide range of options, including modeling in the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad.
A model’s career is also different in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, where there are no models available, according a spokesperson for NUACC.
“The majority of our models work from home, where they are paid by agencies, and live with their parents,” the spokesperson adds.
Nude modelling has become popular in India for a few reasons.
First, it offers women a safe, non-threatening job, says Krishnans, who adds that many of the models are working on a budget and are not worried about their lifestyle.
“As long as the girl has good looks and a good voice, she will get a lot of offers,” she says.
“Many women do not even think about going for an audition because it’s a low-risk job, so they don’t think about getting naked in front of their parents.”
For other reasons, the process of getting an audition is much more relaxed in states like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, says Praveen Rajan, director of the Center for Women in Film, Television, and Digital Media, an educational institution in Delhi.
“Women can go to a studio and have a meeting.
They can also have lunch, meet some friends, and work,” he says.”
The whole process is much easier for us,” says Bhaigeshwari Gupta, the CEO of the India Foundation for Women.
The foundation has been working on promoting women’s role in the film industry and promoting the importance of women in society, he adds.
The group has launched a campaign on Nude Model, which features images of model Naina Nanditra on billboards and TV screens across the country, and has also launched a program, “Nudist Nation,” which offers training courses for young women on the art of nude modelling.
Nudes are not only a good way to earn money, they also provide a sense of freedom, says Gupta.
“When a girl does not have to wear a bra, her face is always free, and her body is always full of personality,” he adds, adding that even if she wears a mask, she is not restricted.NUSU, a national non-profit organisation, also has