Lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi has said that he did not condone pornstar-turned-actor Sunny Leone’s past.
According to an ANI report, Joshi said that he was not in the habit of insulting a person publicly, but that did not mean that he was in favour of Leone’s past profession.
“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,” he said.
CNN-IBN journalist Bhupendra Chaubey, while interviewing Leone had, among other things, also repeatedly asked her about her career as a pornstar.
His manner of questioning was criticised by social media users most of whom felt the journalist’s smacked of his sexist mentality.
He added, “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.”