When Sunny Leone fielded disgusting sexist questions with grace
Disgusting and sexist questions posed to Indo-Canadian adult-film star and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in a TV interview have left Hindi film...
Mumbai: "Disgusting and sexist" questions posed to Indo-Canadian adult-film star and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in a TV interview have left Hindi film celebrities enraged.
Sunny, who made inroads into Indian showbiz with a past season of reality show "Bigg Boss" and then landed a role in Bollywood with "Jism 2", is busy these days promoting her new film "Mastizaade" directed by Milap Zaveri.
During one such promotional TV interview, CNN-IBN anchor Bhupendra Chaubey posed some questions, which Sunny tackled quite sportingly.
Some of the questions asked were: There are lots of married women who look at Sunny Leone as a threat to their husbands, do you not care about all this? You would like to work with Aamir Khan, but would Aamir Khan like to work with you? A member of parliament, in his speeches, has held you responsible for corrupting Indian morality. How do you deal with that?
She was even asked: If Sunny Leone is becoming brand ambassador of New India, is that a dangerous trend to have?
The anchor didn't stop there. He also asked Sunny if she is the reason behind the growing porn watchers in India.
"Since you have come to Indian cinema, the number of people watching porn has increased proportionately to the extent that we are now the world's largest consumer of porn. Can you respond to that," he asked.
However, Sunny answered the queries with wit and poise, thereby garnering applause from known names of the film fraternity.
Here's how B-town reacted post the interview:
Very unfair& rude interview with Sunny Leone on CNN IBN.She is taking it on her chin sportingly,obviously in the interest of her coming film— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) January 17, 2016
That was literally NOT an interview.. Just hyper opinionated statements with a question mark at the end!!! No Grace? Chivalry? Ridiculous!— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 19, 2016
Sushant S. Rajput:
How beautifully u held your own in that stupid interview @SunnyLeone .Some1 should have taught him how to respect a woman when he was a kid.— Sushant S Rajput (@itsSSR) January 19, 2016
As a broadcaster and as a viewer, I'm depressed and disgusted by the behaviour of a senior journalist like Bhupendra Chaubey #SayYoureSorry— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) January 19, 2016
Here's hoping Mr Chaubey's next interview explores something other than his own prejudice.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) January 19, 2016
Sick that a journalist @bhupendrachaube should conduct such a disgusting, patronising , sexist interview@sunnyleone— Shabinaa Khan (@RowdyGabbar) January 19, 2016