New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Former Bigg Boss contestant Sofia Hayat, who was a part of the high-voltage reality show in season 7  has spoken about the ongoing p*rnography case. She said that it is not uncommon for Bollywood aspirants to be tricked into shooting for p*rnographic films by unscrupulous businessmen.

Speaking to IANS, the former nun and model said, "A casting agent once said to me that there was an intimate scene and I have to show the director how well I can act for it." She further added, "I knew this was a trick because professionals would never ask any artiste to perform such a scene. I have done two love scenes in my career, and although I am not inhibited about such scenes, it was a closed set and nobody had asked me to perform the scenes before the shoot."

Bollywood aspirants, Hayat said, should beware of such propositions. She added that p*rnography desensitised people from love and spoke in favour of it being treated by the courts on a par with rape.

"It switches people off love and only allows lust. Anyone selling p*rn is an enemy to the energy of love," Hayat said. 

Some of her professional work, she added, was screen-recorded and uploaded to apps like the one that is being investigated for Kundra's alleged links with it. 

She also pointed out that a number of businessmen took advantage of young women in the film industry. Their only motivation is money -- and what they did to women was the equivalent of rape, she said.

"P*rnography is a violation of the rights of a woman and courts must treat it like rape," Sofia said.

For the unversed, businessman and Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra, who stands accused in a p*rnography case, has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Mumbai court.  

With inputs from IANS.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal