The six-time host of MTV Splitsvilla, Sunny Leone is not one to be complacent. A decade after having moved to India, she knows relevance is hard-won.
Q. You’re hosting Splitsvilla again. In the age of OTT, do you fear reality TV has lost some of its appeal?
MTV is adapting to the digital market very well. Their own digital platforms, like Voot, have helped that. Also, because it’s MTV, they are up to date with everything young, fresh and hip. I think we are in a good place.
Q. You have one of the busiest Instagram accounts. Does having to regularly update your social media ever feel like too much pressure?
My Instagram page is run by a team of people and together we create fresh content. Everyone should have tapped into the digital market long ago, but I’m also glad they didn’t. There has been more for me as a result, so thank you very much! [Laughs]
Q. You spent some of the lockdown in LA. Do you feel more at home in the US or in India?
I do not want to be in the US right now. There is so much negativity there. There’s just so much hate. It’s a completely different world in India. There is so much love and care here. Every country has its issues, but, generally, as a whole, everything about India is amazing.
Q. You have recently been accused of fraud by a show organiser in Kerala. How hard have the last few days been?
We have a very strong case. I think justice will prevail. I don’t wish anyone any ill, but I know I have truth on my side and, hopefully, that will be enough.
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