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From Karenjit Kaur Vohra to Sunny Leone

Introduction
From Karenjit Kaur Vohra to Sunny Leone
  • Karenjit Kaur Vohra was a Punjabi from Ontario who moved to the US in her teens before making her debut in the porn industry in 2000.
  • This is when she changed her name to Sunny Leone for safety reasons.
  • The bisexual pornstar is the first girl of Indian descent to sign a contract for adult video production company Vivid Entertainment.

Sunny's long trail of achievements

India debut
Sunny's long trail of achievements
  • Sunny Leone was listed among the top 12 pornstars by Maxim magazine in 2010.
  • She made her Indian debut as a contestant on Bigg Boss Season 5 in 2011, from where her Bollywood career took flight with Jism2.
  • She was listed on the 45th position on Forbes top 100 celebrity list in 2015 and was also the 'Most Googled Indian' for four consecutive years.

Sunny's stint in Bollywood

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Sunny Leone has appeared in movies like Shootout in Wadala, Jackpot and Ragini MMS 2. She rose to popularity with her item number 'Baby Doll' from Ragini MMS 2 in 2014.

Sunny braves 'misogynistic' interview by TV journalist

17 Jan 2016
Sunny braves 'misogynistic' interview by TV journalist
  • Sunny Leone appeared on an interview on CNN-IBN's talk-show 'The Hot Seat' hosted by Bhupendra Chaubey as a run-up to her January 22nd release 'Mastizaade'.
  • In the course of the interview, Chaubey posed cringe-worthy questions to the pornstar-turned-actress about her past career and 'regrets' in life.
  • Sunny Leone, a proud pornstar, wittily answered the questions and charmed the audience with her grace and poise.

Who is Bhupendra Chaubey?

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Bhupendra Chaubey is a senior political TV journalist who started his career with NDTV in 2000 and from there, he shifted to CNN-IBN in 2005. He has covered three General Elections.

Bollywood showers praise for Sunny on social media

19 Jan 2016
Bollywood showers praise for Sunny on social media
  • Sunny Leone's graceful response to the ridiculous questions by journalist Chaubey garnered applause from B-town.
  • Rishi Kapoor, the Bollywood actor, called the interview 'unfair and rude' on Twitter; Gaurav Kapoor, a TV presenter, 'gave full marks to Sunny for the grace she showed in the interview'.
  • Chaubey was ridiculed by celebrities who posted comments like: ''A rockstar was interviewed by a misogynistic idiot''.

Chaubey writes an open letter proving his innocence

19 Jan 2016
Chaubey writes an open letter proving his innocence
  • Chaubey's constant interruptions to Sunny's replies only implied his inability to accept the pornstar's fame.
  • He made a blog post, as a response to the critics, stating that he wasn't at fault and 'moralists' in the country can have any take on anybody.
  • He wrote it was 'necessary' to inform the people that he was just doing his job of asking questions.

Sunny overwhelmed by audience reaction to sexist interview

20 Jan 2016
Sunny overwhelmed by audience reaction to sexist interview
  • Sunny Leone thanked her supporters on Twitter for the overwhelming show of love and also, posted a Facebook video thanking her fans, which has been viewed by 2,00,000 supporters within an hour.
  • The pornstar-turned-actress had always been a figure of controversy and earlier faced morchas asking her to leave India.
  • Fortunately, this time, the interviewer- Chaubey faced the heat and social media backlash.