Film, Porn Shoots Sought by Los Angeles Homeowners Hit by Slump
Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Jayshree Gupta reclined on an English-style sofa in her Beverly Hills penthouse as crews buzzed around taping protective paper over the hardwood floors and wheeling in crates of camera gear.
She was hosting a television-commercial shoot. It meant allowing dozens of strangers and 400-pound klieg lights into her home for a full day, and it was worth every minute, Gupta said.
“I am doing it because I need money to maintain my lifestyle", she said, perched near a portrait of herself painted by her friend Barbara Carrera, the Bond girl in 1983’s “Never Say Never Again". A lot of my money is either gone or tied up. Right now I am hurting."
“I am praying, praying, for more productions to come in, Gupta said. “I thought it was a brilliant idea to help myself.
Gupta, a clothing and jewelry designer, is among an increasing number of recession-pinched Los Angeles homeowners turning to Hollywood for help, offering their houses as sets for feature films, commercials and even adult movies.
Lifestyle! Adult movies! Poor American Indians who must stoop to such lows.
Pakistani Americans beware!
Now only if Jayshree Gupta lived in Swat....