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Sunny Leone responds to her haters: ‘Those people who hate me are only fuelling my growth’

Actor Sunny Leone appeared on Arbaaz Khan's chat show Pinch and responded to mean tweets and trolls on social media.

bollywood Updated: Apr 23, 2019 16:49 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Sunny Leone breaks down on Arbaaz Khan’s show Pinch.

Actor Sunny Leone recently appeared on Arbaaz Khan’s chat show Pinch and opened up about how she deals with negativity and trolling on social media. But Sunny broke down on the show as she talked about actor Prabhakar Yedle.

Sunny had received negative comments for launching an initiative on a crowd funding platform, urging fans to donate funds for Yedle’s kidney transplant treatment the required Rs 20 lakh. When Arbaaz read out some nasty comments that she received on her post, Sunny said, “Prabhakar was sick long before I posted that. And Daniel and I took care of all his financial needs.”

She added, “When you find out that your friend or someone that you’re working with so long is going to die if we don’t help him then you go into a panic and I know he has been working in this industry for a very, very long time and a lot of people love him.” She also said that what she wrote on social media was a small part of what was actually needed.

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Link in bio Hi My name is Karenjit Weber and I am raising funds for my friend, Prabhakar. He is the one who takes care of our whole team while I am shooting. He is also the Mamaji (uncle) of Nisha, Asher and Noah. He is the sole bread winner which makes it very difficult for his family to bear the expenses of his treatment. He has a wife, a mother and his child who depend on him. He has been fighting Kidney failure. One year ago he was hospitalized in a horrible hospital that was not treating his condition properly and told him that he needed to remove his kidneys. They would have killed him for his organs. Daniel (my husband ) and I had no idea until the last minute and removed him from that place immediately and cleared his bills for release. We then admitted him in a proper hospital and he saw a kidney specialist who informed us that only 20% of his kidneys are functioning. With proper eating and medication he has been able to make it through the year. His entire family depends on him for their survival, making it nearly impossible for him to take the rest that he so badly requires for his medical condition. He has recently been hospitalized because he has complete kidney failure and has to be on dialysis. He was even recently pronounced dead on the table and somehow with the hand of God he was resuscitated and brought back to us. He now needs a kidney transplant so he can recover properly to live and work in the field that makes him so happy. The funds raised will be used towards his: Surgery, Doctor's Consultation Charges, Post-operative care, Medicines, Transplant

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Sunny added, “There was so much that we wanted to do for him, there were so many things and we failed and he died.” “I don’t care what people think. I don’t care if they think I might have a hundred million dollars, my thing for him was... let me tell everybody who loves you so much and who would want to take care of you, that you are sick and we didn’t, we failed, he didn’t make it. It’s been really hard, we miss him.”

A user said, “A porn star’s retirement plan is Indian film industry.” She replied, “I love my retirement plan, thank you, except I am not home doing nothing, I am working every single day.”

She also read jokes like, “Family business probably is the last thing Sunny Leone will ever suggest her children as a career option.” But taking it in her stride, Sunny replied, “Yes, probably, why will I do that? But if they want to be in Indian film industry, I think that would be a great thing. Or if my daughter wanted to continue in running a cosmetic line, I think that’s a great family business.” She also reminded the viewers about her perfume line that her kids could take forward.

Also read: Sunny Leone responds to a mean tweet about her work as an adult actor: ‘Seriously, I am a visionary’

On being asked about what pinches her the most on social media, the actor replied that it is when the fanatic groups burn her posters in the streets and said, “It’s nonsense when the media highlights such stories and then they post it on their social media.”

She made it clear that she blocks all such people from her social media accounts who induce physical violence, threats and people who post obscene material. “I don’t want to look at such stuff on my timeline,” she said.

She, however, gave an epic reply to her haters saying, “Those people who hate me are only fuelling my growth. Thank you so much for trolling me. It feels amazing because I know how long you are spending on my page.”

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First Published: Apr 23, 2019 16:49 IST