‘Mastizaade’ protest not Sunny Leone’s first brush with Ludhiana
In mid-September last, Ludhiana police had talked of summoning the adult entertainer-turned-Bollywood actress and a condom company over a TV commercial deemed vulgar by a local NGOpunjab Updated: Feb 04, 2016 22:17 IST
As some right-wing Hindu organisations protested against Sunny Leone’s latest sex comedy, ‘Mastizaade’, in Ludhiana, it brought back memories of another complaint against her in the same city some months ago. In mid-September last, the Ludhiana police had talked of summoning the adult entertainer-turned-Bollywood actress, and a condom manufacturing company, over a TV commercial deemed vulgar by a local NGO.
NGO Raksha Jyoti Foundation had filed a criminal complaint with police commissioner Paramraj Singh Umranangal. The police commissioner had marked an inquiry to an assistant commissioner of police, but the matter soon died down.
Investigating in the matter, the ACP had reportedly summoned the actress, the company and the advertiser to record their statements with the police, but they did not appear.
Ashwin Behal, who called himself national president of the NGO, had said that most of the media sources were “promoting nudity and obscenity” through their commercials these days “which is very concerning for our society”. “Families feel ashamed and embarrassed when these advertisements pop up suddenly on television,” he had complained, and added, “The probability of young children engaging in sexual activities detrimental to them increases manifold after viewing uncensored advertisements displaying and promoting sex.”
Meanwhile,a show of ‘Mastizaade’ , also starring Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das, had to be cancelled on Thursday due to the protest.