Wednesday January 22, 2020

I Live in a Bubble, Says Actress Sunny Leone

Sunny was glad that a message around the importance of consent was included in web series "Ragini MMS Returns Season 2". She has a cameo as a paranormal expert in the ALTBalaji series

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Sunny Leone. Twitter

Actress Sunny Leone feels she lives in a bubble, and says that she would like to believe that the whole dialogue around women empowerment and the #MeToo movement has changed people’s mindset.

After making quite an impact in the West, the #MeToo wave swept into Bollywood last year. It was triggered off when actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her in 2008, on the sets of the film “Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss”.

Gradually, many more similar allegations emerged in the world of Bollywood, with women naming and shaming predators.

Asked to comment on the change that has come with the #MeToo movement, Sunny told IANS: “I don’t work in an office. I live in a bubble but I do think and I do believe that the more women talk about these issues of sexual harassment or (instances of people) making them feel uncomfortable at work, whether it is women or men… I have to say that it does happen to men as well. It is just not recognised because ‘he is guy what is the big deal’.”

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Sunny’s real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra. Wikimedia Commons

“If someone is bothering them at the work space or some place else, the more that they speak up, the more they make it aware that no it is not okay … I think yes things will change.”

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“Especially when so many things have come out through social media, media outlets that I have to assume that people are thinking twice that ‘ohh am I being videotaped, recorded or will she have a moment (in the future)’. I am sure that it makes (such) people uncomfortable,” she added.

Sunny was glad that a message around the importance of consent was included in web series “Ragini MMS Returns Season 2”. She has a cameo as a paranormal expert in the ALTBalaji series. (IANS)

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Bollywood Actress Bhumi Pednekar Urges People To Avoid Single Use Of Plastics

She had shared a few pictures along with the post, which show her cleaning up plastics and garbage at a Mumbai beach

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The actress, who is also a climate change warrior, keeps writing against single use of plastics on social media. Wikimedia Commons

Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar wants everyone to avoid single use of plastics. A climate change warrior, Bhumi took to Instagram to spread the word.

She shared a photo that shows her on Monday morning, sipping a shake from a glass bottle with a reusable straw. The actress captioned: “Everyday is a new day And life is all about those baby steps. Am trying to use no #SingleUsePlastic, you should too, Together we can make this world better #HappyMonday #ReusableStraws #goodmorning #hello”.

The actress, who is also a climate change warrior, keeps writing against single use of plastics on social media.

In an Instagram post earlier this month, Bhumi shared shocking figures to reveal the quantity of plastic waste in India, and urged everyone to use recycled plastic.

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Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar wants everyone to avoid single use of plastics. A climate change warrior, Bhumi took to Instagram to spread the word. IANS

“It’s our mess to clean #happynewyear. India generates 25940 tonnes of plastic waste everyday,of 10376 tonnes is uncollected plastic. Start segregating your garbage at home. Make sure you recycle plastic. We have to co exist with nature #circulareconomy #climatechange #plasticpollution #garbagesegregation,” she wrote.

She had shared a few pictures along with the post, which show her cleaning up plastics and garbage at a Mumbai beach.

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Bhumi has also been vocal about the devastating bushfire in South Australia. (IANS)