Don’t treat Sunny Leone as outcast: KatjuJanuary 10th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Ruling out any action against Sunny Leone, who participated in the Indian reality television show, “Big Boss 5″, Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice Markandey Katju Monday said that the porn star conducted herself in a “socially acceptable” manner in India and should not be treated a “social outcast”.
“Sunny Leone was earning her livelihood in the US in a manner acceptable in that country, though it is not acceptable in India. Hence, if she conducts herself in India in a manner which is socially acceptable in India and does not breach the social moral code in India, we should not treat her as a social outcast,” Katju said in a statement.
The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), an independent body instituted by the Indian Broadcasters Foundation (IBF), received complaints that Leone was promoting her personal pornography website with the help of her Indian reality TV performance.
The BCCC recently directed that Leone not to use the show to promote her pornography business.
Katju said that he had not been shown anything to suggest that she is indulging in pornography while in India.
Giving some examples, Katju said: “There is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future.”
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