Singer-actress Monica Dogra, who has featured in a saucy and aesthetically shot cover for a men's magazine, believes featuring thus is akin to an honour.
"I think magazine covers are an honour of sorts... How important they are or not, I'm not too sure of. I do know, that it is an honor to be considered cover 'worthy' so to speak," Monica told IANS.
She features on the cover of the March issue of men's magazine FHM wearing a black jacket and her bare essentials to match the overall look, which is bold and powerful.
"This shoot, as most bikini/men's magazine shoots are in India, was challenging merely because of how much of a stigma there is in India toward them. You have to ensure that shoots like these are tastefully done," she said.
However, she was "really pleased with the shoot" in the end.
"I still had a touch of worry inside me about how it'd be perceived. But that's all art really, right? You create something as best as you can and then you have to let it go and people will think of it what they will," added the talented artist, who is a popular independent artist and has sung songs like "Dooriyan bhi hai zaroori" from the film "Break Ke Baad".
As a person who is inclined towards music, Monica loves to catch up on music magazines.
"I'm a fan of Platform magazine, Motherland, and Rolling Stone India is nice because it's a magazine that covers a scene I'm intimately involved in," she said.