Recently, when Sunny Leone was in the “hot seat” and faced rather uncomfortable questions from a journalist, the whole industry came out in support of her. Especially Aamir Khan, who the interviewer had suggested may not want to work with Sunny because she used to be a pornstar. Which is why screenwriter/lyricist Prasoon Joshi‘s recent comments are quite different from anything anyone is saying.
I don’t support Sunny Leone’s past profession and I don’t even want the youth to get inspired by that. But it is also not acceptable to take someone up to the well for this. If the person is a drug dealer, that’s the person’s personal choice. Will I disrespect the person? No! Will I insult the person publicly? No! That probably my culture doesn’t allow. But at the same time, I wouldn’t encourage the profession either. Certain professions don’t play a constructive role in bringing up a great society, we need to criticise them as well. I think that’s a free society, people have choices to make. But if the choices are not great, then we need to criticise. I think we need to draw a fine line; it is not such a black and white subject.
What are your thoughts on the matter?