Here is what Bollywood celebrities spoke about sex:
1. Abhay Deol
Abhay Deol, the mystery boy of Bollywood who is better known for his unconventional roles in ‘Dev-D’, ‘Shanghai’ and ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’, wrote a lengthy message of Facebook stating that sex is not something to be ashamed of but instead it should be enjoyed in a right way. Point taken!
2. Kalki Koechlin
In an interview with Humans Of Bombay, Kalki Koechlin confessed how she was sexually abused at the age of 9. The reason she voiced her personal experience is to give others a confidence to speak, who had faced similar circumstances.
3. Sapna Bhavnani
A yet another celebrity-cum-hairstylist, who gathered courage and spoke about her gang-rape incident after watching a documentary Nirbhaya, which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013. She had buried this dreadful memory in her head for 20 years.
4. Radhika Apte
Radhika Apte was first seen in a small and forgettable role in the Hindi film ‘Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!’ in 2005 but later she moved to London to study contemporary dance at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. It was very later in her career that she received critical claim in movies like ‘Badalpur’, ‘Hunterr’ and ‘The Mountain Man’. The actress is known to speak her mind on women issues and empowerment.
5. Anouskha Shankar
Anouskha Shankar, a renowned musician, daughter of the legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar took to Youtube (click to watch) to voice her opinions on horrific gang-rape of Jyoti Singh in Delhi, saying that she feels that women frequently fear walking alone at night and being judged for what they wear.
6. Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap, a noted film-maker, during the promotion the film ‘My Name Is Abhimanyu’, where he portrayed the role of a child abuser spoke about being a victim of child abuse for 11 years. He also thanked Kalki Koechlin, who helped him the put whole nightmare behind and move on.
7. Deepika Padukone
In a daring video “My choice”, Deepika Padukone defines the freedom of being a women and the infinite courage that a woman possess to make her own independent choices. She also said,”In my family, my father is the only male in the house, but all of us have a voice”.
8. Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto spoke against sexual violence at the premiere of ‘India’s Daughter’, the documentary about the 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old woman. She believes that finding a solution to this problem is the only way anyone can make strides towards equality.
9. Sunny Leone
Yes, her nude video is just a click away but she never encouraged young women to get into the porn industry. She made her choice, you make yours.
10. Ranveer Singh
This guy needs no introduction. You can sit with him and have an open and healthy conversation about sex and he won’t hide a thing. He made condom ads look less provocative yet remain funny and sexy.