NEW DELHI — Despite her Indian mainstream star power that vaulted her to Google India's 2014 list of most-searched personalities, Sunny Leone's porn connections are haunting her.
According to reports, a complaint has been filed against her by Arun Parulekar, a resident of Margao, claiming that a website she owns is an offense under Sections 292, 292A and 293 of the Indian Penal Code.
Although it's not clear what site is under question, Leone lends her name to membership sites SunnyLeone.com, part of the OpenLife network, and a Gamma Entertainment SunLust Pictures site, both of which contain hardcore material. The complaint however says the sites are free, perhaps referring to the free tour.
The charge also cites Sections 3 and 4 of the Indecent Representation of Women's Act and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act.
"The pornographic material on the said website is so bad that it immediately awakens the prurient interests of any visitor. The website is free for all. Although it mentions about the age restriction, the notification is just a farce and any person can watch the contents regardless of age. This shows the criminal intention of Sunny Leone and therefore, she, along with her accomplices, in publishing such images and videos, have committed various offences as narrated above," the complaint reads.
Leone was also recently the subject of a New York Times opinion piece noting her schizophrenic appeal in the repressed country as both porn star and mainstream performer.
The star’s latest film, comedy “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai,” has reportedly opened to mixed reviews.