Aiysha Saagar, Australian-Indian pop sensation who was recently in the news for going topless with body paint, is currently in India to release her new album and to promote the Gold Coast. She is also busy going through offers she has received from the industry for playback singing and acting.
Aiysha is the first Indian to be selected as the Ambassador of Gold Coast, Australia. She is here to promote the Gold Coast in India as well as to attract business and investment.
When asked about the body art photos, Aiysha tells us "this was only meant to promote me as an artist. Even Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Janet Jackson have done body art. There's nothing wrong with it as it is artistic. This was never meant to promote the Gold Coast."
Lately, quite a few upcoming models have shed their clothes as a publicity stunt. But mention this to Aiysha and she says, "This is not a publicity stunt as I am only expressing myself artistically. I have never done anything which will hurt the sentiments of people. I am an educated person. I do these things because I am an artist."
Aiysha is also due to release her fifth album featuring Hindi, Punjabi and English songs along with re-mixes by DJ Amar. She has collaborated with Santokh Singh (Chana Ve fame) and with one of Punjab's leading music directors, Jaidev Kumar (Dil le gayi kudi Gujrat di fame). Some of her Punjabi songs have been written by the legendary Baabu Singh Maan. Aiysha has also previously sung a duet with Himesh Reshammiya.
"This week, I have meetings lined up with Salim-Sulaeman, Jaidev Kumar and a few film Producers/Directors" she says. Aiysha is also releasing five music videos shot on the Gold Coast in Australia.