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The cast of Rang De Basanti came together after a decade to celebrate #10YearsOfRDB. At a press conference that was arranged for the cast and crew, ad-guru and writer Prasoon Joshi’s comments about Sunny Leone and her past adult profession has already stirred a controversy.
Calling Leone’s ‘past choices’ bad, Joshi had said:
“I would like to say that you can have a comment on someone’s professional choice. Because it is not necessary that every profession has to be a good one and if it is not a good profession, it should be criticised. I would like to say this. Sometimes we start praising a profession to the skies. It is important that the profession which is connected to our lives should do great work for the society. It should do something positive for the society.”
However, he did make it clear that his dislike wasn’t towards Leone or her career as an actress, but towards her ‘past’, which is something he could never approve of. He added:
“I don’t respect Sunny Leone’s profession. I wouldn’t want our youth to get inspired by her profession. But because of that to make a person feel as an accused and disrespect her is not something that one should do. But this should not be taken to mean that if someone is a drug dealer by profession that should be seen as his personal work. I will not respect that profession. And I will say that you shouldn’t be doing this. But that doesn’t mean that when that comes before me will I disrespect him or her. I wouldn’t. My culture doesn’t allow me. But I will not praise her profession. If there is a profession which doesn’t play a constructive role in building a great society, we need to criticise it as well.