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I don’t judge those who choose porn as their profession as long as no one is hurt or sexually trafficked

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Actor-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s husband Raj Kundra was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in production, publishing and broadcasting of pornographic content – Jyothi Venkatesh

The case has shocked the entertainment industry. Expressing her views on the issue, former Bollywood actor Somy Ali, says that “anywhere there is an authoritative society, the more rebellious its citizens tend to become”.

“I am not able to ascertain why a country, where Kama Sutra originated, would have such a ban on porn. The mere taboo of talking about sex or porn ignites more curiosity.

I don’t judge those who choose porn as their profession as long as no one is hurt or sexually trafficked.

Essentially it is pivotal that there shouldn’t be any sort of coercion. But what men or women choose to do sexually is none of my business and we’ve no right to judge them.

I have nothing against people who engage in pornography or those who make it their profession.

Kudos to people living life the way they want to and hats off to the beautiful and courageous Sunny Leone,” adds Somy, who has turned a humanitarian with her NGO, NO More Tears.

Watching pornographic content in private is not banned in India, but forcing someone else to view the same or sharing such content is illegal.

There are several other aspects to the law that needs to be understood, which also includes that watching, browsing and downloading child pornography is punishable.

Meanwhile, there have also been talks about how bold scenes have become common in web series these days, the reason why censorship on the web has become a talking point.

Speaking on the same, Somy reiterates that it’s time we give importance to sex education in the country.

“I deem this to be a cinematic and artistic progression. Intimate love has no meaning without intimacy, hence, kissing or depicting scenes of passion should and must be a norm.

It’s a step forward and it’s about time that in 2021 we are able to create such art and be more realistic when it comes to the normalcy of humans being sexual creatures.

The more nonchalant our attitude is towards something; the less people will have to hide from wanting to admit to what they like or dislike such as watching porn.

I must be emphatic that while I don’t judge anyone, it is absolutely unacceptable to me if the artist is being harmed in any pornographic ventures. Other than that I’ve absolutely nothing against porn,” she explains.