The name Sunny Leone in any title is enticing enough for people to open the article because her name sells. In a recent interview with Bhupendra Chaubey on CNN-IBN, she was targeted for being a “porn star” and for “reducing art in Hindi cinema”. The interviewer asked her several uncomfortable questions about her individuality and feminism, or lack thereof.
Do you believe that it’s your body that will ultimately take you everywhere?
I have the statistics. We were down to number 3, number 4. I mean we were certainly not the world’s largest consumer of porn, which we are now.
Dear Bhupendra Chaubey, it was you who called Sunny for the interview, which sort of proves that she is more famous than you. Every person should be treated with dignity irrespective of his/her profession. The way a person talks, behaves and treats you shows you their true nature. Sunny Leone maintained her politeness throughout the interview despite the offensive questions she was being asked.
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In this same interview, she was asked whether Aamir Khan would like to work with her, to which she said, “Probably not”.
Later, when Aamir Khan saw the interview, he said:
I think Sunny conducted herself with a lot of grace and dignity in this interview…. I wish I could have said the same about the interviewer. And yes, Sunny, I will be happy to work with you. I have absolutely no problems with your “past”, as the interviewer puts it. Stay blessed. Cheers, Aamir.
And then, Sunny Leone thanked Aamir on Twitter.
I think my heart just dropped seeing this!! Thank you so much for the support. It means the world and beyond to me! https://t.co/ayZmahPcIr
— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) January 20, 2016
Sunny’s husband was the first one to slam the journalist:
The real issue at hand is basic etiquette. You are speaking to a human being; you are not speaking to a thing. Sunny has a notion like anybody else and to speak down to her is very uncalled for and unprofessional and especially as a journalist I have to be honest, if your job as a journalist is to be honest you have to report the truth and not come in opinionated. Listen to the facts first. I believe you have a justice to do and a moral obligation to report fairly and not come in with preconceived notions of how you want the interview to turn out. That is why people are commenting on it.
Soon thereafter, we saw many other Bollywood celebs showing their unconditional support for Sunny.
This downright distasteful interview shows d journalists intellect & lack of basic human respect & nothing else.kudos @SunnyLeone
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) January 19, 2016
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
— Duomo Milan (@chintskap) January 17, 2016
Sunny Leone displays far more dignity than these self appointed moral custodians of society.
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) January 19, 2016
And Sorabh Pant tweeted with his outrage….
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) January 19, 2016