Bollywood actress Sunny Leone not only won the interview conducted by CNN-IBN anchor Bhupendra Chaubey by tackling the 'sexist' questions sportingly, she also won the internet with Twitterati lauding her for answering with wit and poise.
Rishi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Sushant Singh Rajput and several other celebrities have shown support for Sunny Leone and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is the latest to join the bandwagon.
Sunny Leone and Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his opinion on Sunny Leone's much-talked about interview. He wrote, "I think Sunny conductd herself wid a lot of grace & dignity.I wish I cud hav said the same abt the interviewer (1/2) (sic)"
He further tweeted, "Sunny,I wil b happy 2 wrk wid u.I hav absolutely no problems wid ur "past", as the interviewer puts it.Stay blessed.Love .a.2/2. (sic)"
Sunny Leone was quick to respond and wrote, "I think my heart just dropped seeing this!! Thank you so much for the support. It means the world and beyond to me!"
She further added, "Wow you just made my whole year saying that! I was just happy you wrote me back :) respect you dearly! :) :) :)"
In pictures: Sunny Leone's journey from adult films to Bollywood
Sunny, who made inroads into Indian showbiz with a past season of reality show 'Bigg Boss' and then landed a role in Bollywood with 'Jism 2', is busy these days promoting her new film 'Mastizaade' directed by Milap Zaveri.
During one such promotional TV interview, CNN-IBN anchor Bhupendra Chaubey posed some questions, which Sunny tackled quite sportingly.
Some of the questions asked were: There are lots of married women who look at Sunny Leone as a threat to their husbands, do you not care about all this? You would like to work with Aamir Khan, but would Aamir Khan like to work with you? A member of parliament, in his speeches, has held you responsible for corrupting Indian morality. How do you deal with that? She was even asked: If Sunny Leone is becoming brand ambassador of New India, is that a dangerous trend to have?
The anchor didn't stop there. He also asked Sunny if she is the reason behind the growing porn watchers in India.
"Since you have come to Indian cinema, the number of people watching porn has increased proportionately to the extent that we are now the world's largest consumer of porn. Can you respond to that," he asked.
However, Sunny answered the queries with dignity, thereby garnering applause.
Sunny Leone took to Twitter to post a video thanking fans for their love and support.
On set and I feel this really needs to be said right now! Thank you and love you!! pic.twitter.com/SHSZSU7pij— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) January 19, 2016
(With inputs from IANS)
Photos: Shah Rukh Khan, Shweta Bachchan at Karan Johar's book launch
Photos: Sunny Deol with sons Karan and Rajvir at Mumbai airport
Photos: 10 beautiful moments that capture winter around the world
Photos: Karisma Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Shraddha Kapoor at Mumbai airport
Spotted: Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh at Mumbai studio