Pornstar’s working in Hollywood mainstream has been quite common in the west. Sasha Grey has worked with many Hollywood actress and pop-singer’s and have done a lot of her own films. She has even wrote a book, titled The Juliette Society, which is an erotic novel released in 2013. But that is America, where pornography is not a taboo and is consumed publicly. No one is criticized because of his or her porn addiction or consumption which is done freely and openly.
But in India Porn is a taboo and is frowned upon as a sin. Those who perform in pornographic movies are considered as the lowest of the low levels. If a woman is seen having sex then she is outcasted from society at large and is never accepted again. Unless you are a Canadian born Indian porn star named Sunny Leone. Then it’s a whole different ball game.
Sunny Leone entered the Indian film industry called Bollywood via the Indian TV program called BIGG BOSS (Netherlands PV Big Brother). Ever since her introduction to the Indian public with the help of a Big Bollywood star the Indian society has been hooked, engrossed and addicted to this pornstar. She became India’s most Googled person (2014-2015) two year’s in a row. Her pornographic materials from the internet has been downloaded a billion times ever since. She was an icon and a star in a very closed conservative society where talking about sex even is a taboo.
Even though Sunny Leone started getting casted in various films and advertisement in the media, most or all of her casting was either sex, condom or dildo related. Her music video song’s where she had to dance to the tune of suggestive sexual lyrics and her B rated Bollywood movies where she had to moan, be naked and simulate sex scenes with unknown Bollywood actors. She was still struggling to get a break with a “real” Bollwyood star.
In comes Sharukh Khan to the rescue!
Shah Rukh Khan (born Shahrukh Khan; 2 November 1965), also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the media as the “Baadshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” or “King Khan”, he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide.
Now Sunny Leone got a chance to work with the “King of Bollywood” in his latest movie “Raees” which is an upcoming 2017 Indian action crime thriller film. Before this another Bollywood star “tweeted” that he would love to work with a pornstar but did not actually take the plunge.
This signifies one thing and one thing only – India is changing and sex may soon be not a taboo anymore. If the Indian audience is willing to accept a pornstar in it’s mainstream media blockbuster movies then why not accept the porn industry as a whole? Legalizing porn film shooting and monetizing the local Indian porn industry will bring in immense revenues one which the Indian government is “missing out” on.
This introduction of a pornstar named Sunny Leone into a blockbuster high budget movie only implies that “yes” India is ready for “open sex”.
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