A couple of days back, Sunny Leone walked into an interview to be conducted by man she was told was one of most senior and respected journalists of the country. A leading English language channel, a well-known journalist and her own experience of having tackled the Indian media for four long years in the industry.
What could have possibly gone wrong? The journalist conducting the interview, Bhupendra Chaubey, interrogated Leone like one would grill a convicted criminal, not a film star. From badgering her over her past as a porn star and looking shocked that she didn't regret it at all to asking her if he would 'become morally corrupt by to her', the interviewer
Bhupendra chaubey wife sexual dysfunction all stops in cornering the actor.
However, Leone faced his questions with grace, poise and confidence. This was not what she had anticipated when she had set out to promote her latest film, a fun, adult comedy called Mastizaade. Here are excerpts from her conversation with HuffPost India where she spoke about her films, her favourite stars, Bollywood and bearing the brunt of moralising.
Given how disturbing it was to even watch the CNN IBN interview, we are sure you must have been very uncomfortable during it.
Did you convey the same to the interviewer at any point of time? I am not the kind of person who would walk away from an interview. But having said that, I felt what was happening was not right at all.
And I felt completely alone I felt upset because I never imagined this is what I may have to face. But I will never back away. I will never let anyone get to me. I will never let anyone - man or "Bhupendra chaubey wife sexual dysfunction" - take me down. It was that spirit in me that made me continue with the interview. Also, if I walked away, I would prove every doubt he raised about me, everything he suggested about me and my past right. I was never going to let him do that. After the backlash, did anyone from the channel or Chaubey himself get in touch with you with an explanation or an apology?
But after the English version of the interview, he wanted to the same interview once over again in Hindi. So then I excused myself and said I will not be comfortable doing it. So he asked me a couple of general questions and we were done. I was feeling so hurt already.
Like, this was not right at all. I thought he was a senior journalist and why would he do this? It was very difficult for me and I was upset and scared.
What did it feel like when you realised pretty much everyone backed you and then Aamir Khan reached out to you? I realised, while watching the interview people felt exactly the way I felt while taking part in it. And it was such a sweet gesture on behalf of Aamir Khan to reach out to me.
His support means a lot.