Sunny Leone faces FIR for Obscene Videos and Photos

Bollywood actress, Sunny Leone could be facing serious charges over allegedly circulating explicit content online from her former career as a porn star. DESIblitz reports.

Sunny Leone

"When I visited her website I found that it was not fit for viewing."

Sunny Leone has been called in for questioning after a social activist lodged an FIR (First Information Report) charge against the adult star turned Bollywood actress on May 14, 2015.

Anjali Palan, who is a member of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), allegedly came across explicit images and videos of the Bollywood star on her website, which she described as ‘obscene’ and ‘indecent’:

“Such posts poison the minds of people and especially children. This actor is coming here and displaying vulgarity. Bollywood films could earlier be watched with families,” Palan said.

“Today we cannot see them with our families. When I visited her website I found that it was not fit for viewing. That’s why I lodged this complaint.”

Palan also implied that watching the adult videos could lead to rape. She further insisted that the website be banned as it led to pornographic material being shared and circulated.

Sunny LeoneHJS spokesman Uday Dhuri added: “The FIR was registered by our local representative Anjali Palan and others.

“Besides, we have already registered over a dozen similar complaints in various districts of Maharashtra and in Goa in the past one week but police have not taken any action so far.”

“Although there is a disclaimer on the website, it’s useless since even children were able to view the website content,” Dhuri said.

HJS have also insisted that Sunny be deported and barred from entering the country altogether.

With the complaint registered on May 14, a police official allegedly confirmed:

“On the basis of complaint, we have registered an FIR against Leone and others and also case has been transferred to Thane Cyber Cell for further probe.”

“No immediate action will be taken in the case as first the Thane police’s cyber cell will look into who is handling the website and other legal matters,” Joint Commissioner, VV Laxminarayana, said.

Sunny potentially faces charges under the Indecent Representation of Women’s Act and the Information Technology Act 2000.

The Bollywood bombshell, who is currently filming for Splitsvilla 8 in Goa, reportedly took a 3 day break to return to Mumbai and deal with the FIR complaint.

Sunny Leone Splitsvilla

The actress is thought to have recorded her statement at the Thane police headquarters on May 26.

A source reported: “She was supposed to complete shooting for Splitsvilla by end of this week, as it is about to go on air.

“The schedule was on track, but Sunny wanted to take a break for three days and has cited the FIR issue as the reason. She will shoot for the show’s promo on one of the days of her break though.”

Laxminarayan said: “Sunny Leone came to the headquarters premises with her lawyer and met officials of the cyber crime cell who are investigating the case. She recorded her statement and left.”

While Sunny has been avoiding comment, a source allegedly said that Sunny told the police: “I feel it would be improper to haunt me with the past when I am trying to move ahead in life.”

Sunny LeoneUnfortunately for the former adult star, a new complaint was lodged against her on May 31, 2015.

In this instance, the FIR was registered by Arinjay Jain. Jain who subscribed to a Bollywood magazine found ‘obscene’ photographs of Leone inside.

He added that the magazine also provided a website link which further showed ‘indecent’ images of the former porn star.

Jain lodged the FIR at Ajmer Kotwali police station against Sunny, Google CEO Larry Page, and the Bollywood magazine in Ajmer, again for supposedly distributing obscenity.

In India, it is currently illegal to distribute or produce porn, while watching or possessing such content is allowed.

If Sunny is found guilty of spreading ‘obscene’ content on the Internet, she could face a punishment of up to five years in jail.

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Images courtesy of Sunny Leone Official Facebook page and Mandate Magazine