Sunny Leone: I'm OK with my 'sexy' image
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100 Women 2016: Sunny Leone on how objectification isn't a bad word

Former porn star turned Bollywood movie actor Sunny Leone is one of India's most searched people online.

In a country that's coy about discussing sex and sensuality, Ms Leone is a controversial figure.

Some have accused her of destroying Indian culture, even as her videos and movies attract millions of viewers.

Ms Leone was born in Canada to Indian parents and the whole family later moved to the United States where she started working in the adult entertainment industry.

The BBC's Yogita Limaye spoke to her for the 100 Women season about her decision to move to India and how she feels about her porn star past.

Filmed and edited by Jaltson Akkanath Chummar and Vishnu Vardhan, produced by Suranjana Tewari

What is 100 women?

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create documentaries, features and interviews about their lives, giving more space for stories that put women at the centre.

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  • 08 Dec
  • From the section India
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