Mumbai - Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has responded to criticism from a senior politician and former chief of the Delhi Commission of Women on a condom commercial she featured in.
She expressed her feeling by tweeting,
"Sad when people of power waste their time and energy on me, instead of focusing on helping those in need!!!!!."
According to the sources, senior left leader Atul Kumar Anjaan said, "Sunny Leone's ads are vulgar. I am not anti-condoms, but the language used in the ad is not right".
Her pre-Bollywood roles were also roundly slammed by him in his speech. Later he issued an apology of sorts for his comments.
Barkha Singh, former chairperson of the Delhi Commission of Women, urged the government to withdraw the 'highly immoral' commercial from being aired on TV.
A video uploaded onto YouTube that appeared to have been shot at a rally in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, the national secretary of the Communist Party of India or CPI warned that the commercial will lead to more rapes.
Sunny Leone (34) has been accused in May this year of obscenity by a Mumbai woman who filed a First Information Report complaining that she has posted pictures online that amount to circulating pornographic material. Her next film, the sex comedy Mastizaade, was recently cleared by the Censor Board, sources added.