You're a rockstar: B-Town to Sunny Leone on brave interview

"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.

"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:

Rishi Kapoor: Very unfair and rude interview with Sunny Leone... She is taking it on her chin sportingly, obviously in the interest of her coming film.

Alia Bhatt: That was literally NOT an interview.. Just hyper opinionated statements with a question mark at the end!!! No Grace? Chivalry? Ridiculous!

Dia Mirza: He asks the same question for 20 minutes. Because she doesn't satisfy him with the response he's looking for. #Respect

Sushant Singh Rajput: How beautifully you held your own in that stupid interview @SunnyLeone. Someone should have taught him how to respect a woman when he was a kid.

Gaurav Kapoor: As a live broadcaster, you must be objective and rid yourself of all bias before an interview. Bhupendra's every word reeks of a dodgy agenda. Full marks to Sunny Leone for the grace she showed. Most would've walked out of that cringe fest of an interview.

Milap Zaveri: She is a rockstar! My #MastizaadiSunny Love her!

Vir Das: Here's hoping Mr. Chaubey's next interview explores something other than his own prejudice.

Shruti Seth: A rockstar being interviewed by a misogynistic idiot. You owned this one @SunnyLeone with your grace and poise. Bravo!

Mini Mathur: Yes and such stupid questions! He is so googly eyed and patronising while @SunnyLeone holds her own so beautifully

Shabinaa Khan: Sick that a journalist @bhupendrachaube should conduct such a disgusting, patronising, sexist interview @sunnyleone

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Sushant Singh Rajput

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Comments (1)

It was a horrible interview. Didn't expect it of a senior journalist like Bhupendra Chaubey.
Sunny Leone is a star. She may not be the best actress on the planet and may have a dubious past but Irespect the way she held on to her cool. Kudos, Girl. Hope someone kicks him where it hurts.
Actually, Sunny should do the honours

8 years ago

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