CPI leader Atul Anjan, who made a controversial remarks on actress Sunny Leone’s condom ad on Wednesday, has now apologised to the pornstar-turned-actor’s fans.
The politician, however, clarified that Sunny Leone’s condom advertisement was vulgar and he would continue to oppose them.
Anjan said, “I apologize, but I don’t stand for such ads.”
Anjan also added that he was not anti-condom, but the language used in the advertisement was not right. He asked NDA government to look into the matter and try to stop such advertisement.
However, this is not the first time someone has pointed a finger at Leone. Earlier this year, a 34-year old housewife filed a complaint against her for spreading obscenity online.
On Wednesday, the communist leader, Atul Anjan, while speaking at a public rally in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh made a controversial statement against the actress Sunny Leone. He said that Sunny Leone’s condom advertisements promote rapes in the country.
Anjan had said, “There is a woman Sunny Leone. She has worked in many nude films. There is an ad – she’s lying down and one man is coming to her. It’s a condom ad. If they are shown everywhere on TV and newspapers, rape incidents will increase.”
The communist leader added, “Her (pornographic) videos are more popular than today’s item songs. She is more popular than Narendra Modi and has a larger fan base.” He also claimed that the videos had an adverse effect on children and claimed that a young boy fell ill after checking Miss Leone’s website.”
Earlier, Sri Ram Sene Leader Pramod Muthalik had also suggested that Sunny Leone should be deported because her porn videos were apparently responsible for promoting rapes, kidnapping and murder in society.
Meanwhile, the actress could not be approached for any comment.
Sunny Leone made her Bollywood debut with Jism 2 in 2012. She has also done films like Ek Paheli Leela and Kuch Kuch Locha Hai. Her upcoming film, a sex comedy called Mastizaade, has been cleared by the Censor Board.