Sunny Leone is again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Recently, she had a tiff with Bollywood actor Celina Jaitley. Now, she has reponded to the controversy. Leone finds it "unprofessional" on the part of item girl Rakhi Sawant and Celina Jaitley to make "baseless" comments about her in public. The Indo-Canadian adult film star, who has carved a niche in Bollywood over the years, however, doesn't care.

    At the launch of MTV Splitsvilla 8, Sunny was asked about her reaction to the duo's remarks.

    She said: "They are useless and baseless comments. It is unprofessional. You would never see an actor or actress speaking bad in the way they have. So it's their problem, I don't care about it. I am here to do good work and I will focus on doing that."

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    Not too long ago, Rakhi reportedly lashed out at Sunny for forcing other artists to wear skimpy clothes and even asked the latter to leave India.

    Meanwhile, Celina accused Sunny and her husband of leaving her house, which they had taken on rent, in shambles.

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No action, long wait for retailers continue

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Mar 17, 2012 01:15 IST

Retail majors would be a disappointed lot.

Contrary to expectations, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee did not make any major announcement to boost the sector. Experts pointed out that Mukherjee focussed only on growth and stability, while steering clear of any instant actionable points for the retail sector. 

Organised retail is expected to create about 1.7 million jobs in the next five years.

“The sector has already been under severe stress amid rude inflationary pressures,” said Purnendu Kumar, senior vice-president (retail), Technopak Advisors, a retail consultancy. “The government could have introduced better policies to control fiscal deficit and inflation to distress the consumer’s pocket. The budget is an average one.”

Retailers were hoping a strong set of policies to boost demand and consumption.

“Schemes such as NREGA have been helpful as it boosted consumption for the rural population but this budget has failed to expand this consumer base,” said Kumar.

“We are hugely disappointed as there is no significant announcement for the retail industry,” said Vikaas Gutgutia, managing director and founder, Ferns N Petals.

“With the increase in service tax as well as excise duty slab, the ladder of inflation will shoot further.”


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