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Sunny Leone case: Isn't Sunny Leone being judged too harshly?
We are seeing a lot of Sunny Leone in the news these days even when she is not starring any film. The reason is because she is embroiled in a court case due to her porn industry past. She has filed her statement today at the Thane Police Station taking a break from her shoot for Splitsvilla 8 (where she is the host) and has asked people not to haunt her for her past.

Soon after she was a guest in the Bigg Boss house and Mahesh Bhatt came to the show and hinted of a career for her in Bollywood, debates about whether this would be 'proper' started everywhere. Every side has two coins and every one has their opinion but still is it okay to point fingers at a professional who is doing her job and earning, valid?

Before going further we have to understand the scenario- an FIR was filed against Sunny Leone by Anjali Palan (30), a housewife, who said that while surfing the internet she found several obscene posts and pictures of the actress. She further stated that the actress has a website Sunnyleone.com which also has some objectionable materials.

Stating her stand on the case, as was reported by timesofindia.com, Sunny Leone said, ''The objectionable video clips circulating here belong to when I was working in the adult film industry in the US. I have distanced myself from any such roles after becoming a part of the Indian film fraternity. I feel it would be improper to haunt me with the past when I am trying to move ahead in life.'' So the debate continues, whether it is okay to file a case against an individual because of her past?

To stigmatize people because of their gender, caste, societal standing or profession is normal in India (or for that matter anywhere in the world). But isn't it always better to have an inclusive society rather than an exclusive one? Sure, she was in an industry, which is illegal in most part of the world and pays no attention to human rights, but then she has left it. Sunny is no more promoting it and she has categorically said that she has moved from that industry. If we can give a convict of a hit and run case another chance, why not Leone?

Secondly, pornography is a huge industry and it cannot have one representative in the form of Sunny Leone. It is already widespread among the psyche of our society and even if people do not talk about it, yet one way or the other there are consumers of porn in our society. And moreover porn happens because of the misogynist mindset of out society, not the other way around.

Sunny Leone should be applauded for her efforts to rebuild her life away from the adult film industry. Why aren't we talking about the girl, who for whatever reason entered pornography and now since she has got a different opportunity wants to explore that? True, she might still be doing films, which are sexual in nature ( Ek Paheli Leela would be a case in point) but she is trying and we must applaud her for that.

So people judging the actress, should actually think about the bigger picture and not file cases against individuals who are trying to do their job.

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