“Many Indian married women who look at Sunny Leone as a threat towards their husbands. They believe that their husbands are going to be taken away by Sunny Leone.”
The questions strayed into the Bollywood arena. Chaubey told Sunny that she has been accused of “lowering the level of the fine art of cinema,” as if Bollywood cinema is known for its artistic nature, as if adult humour, ‘item numbers’, and even softcore porn were brought into the industry by Sunny herself. Chaubey also seemed obsessed with labelling Sunny.
“Are you an ‘item girl’?”
“Do you believe that it’s your body that will ultimately take you everywhere?”
Yes, because actors becoming stars purely on the basis of their appearance is a completely alien concept to Bollywood. Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Arjun Rampal, Bipasha Basu – all models, not known for their acting skills, achieved success in the film industry. But apparently, Sunny is the first person to rise to fame because of her appearance.
The mother of all preposterous insinuations was yet to come. Chaubey actually made an attempt to find a correlation between Sunny’s arrival in Indian entertainment and the rise of porn viewing in India using certain ‘statistics’.
“In the last four years, according to statistics that have been put up by PornHub, since you have come in national mainstream in a sense, the number of people who have been watching porn in India, has also, in a proportionate manner, increased substantially, to the extent that we are now the world’s largest consumer of porn.”
Wow. What a perfectly logical deduction. So much more logical than, say, an exponential growth in Internet/smartphone/tablet users in India being responsible for more porn viewers. Also, Mr Chaubey, India is the third largest consumer of porn in the world, according to the statistics of PornHub, the same website that you quoted. Good journalism, sir, because you repeated this ‘fact’ again.
“I have the statistics. We were down to number 3, number 4. I mean we were certainly not the world’s largest consumer of porn, which we are now.”
Well, as long as you’re CERTAIN.
If you’re not nauseated already, you will be when you hear Chaubey’s next nugget.