Sunny Leone and the art of dealing with backlash, porn, topless pictures, et al

Written by FE Online | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 30 2014, 16:59pm hrs
Sunny leoneIn spite of her recent success, Sunny Leone has confessed to feeling being judged by Indian viewers. (Bollywood Hungama)
Given Sunny Leone's porn star background and the controversy it generated in India when she was first ushered into a career in the world of Indian TV and filmdom, Sunny Leone had steeled herself against every kind of righteous backlash, whether it was a political partys opposition to her promotional visits or having her topless pictures at a private party splashed all over the internet.

As her fan base grows, there was no room for Sunny Leone to be wary of her detractors if she wanted to keep getting jobs in the industry. If I cared about what other people thought of me, I wouldnt be where I am right now.

Did she ever want to give up her career here and bolt Yes, of course. Every time I think Im taking one or two steps forward in the industry, somebody writes the craziest of things. I wouldnt mind it if they were true, but certain articles make me feel like Ive moved two steps back, says Sunny Leone.

In spite of her recent success, Sunny Leone has confessed to feeling being judged by Indian viewers but considers it a hazard that showbiz poses: Over time, I think the Indian audience will understand that I am a person with emotions. I am here to be creative and entertain, and that is what I am doing. Like me or hate me, the choice will always be theirs.