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#Ludicrous: So this politician thinks Sunny Leone is responsible for rapes in India.

An Indian politician has apologized after bizarrely claiming that an advert for condoms by sultry actress Sunny Leone was responsible for the rising number of rapes in India.

Atul Anjan, a senior member of the Communist Party of India (CPI) told a gathering in north India, “this woman called Sunny Leone, who hails from Australia has been made a heroine by director Mahesh Bhatt”,  which is factually incorrect on account of the fact that Leone was born and raised in Canada and because she had made a name for herself as a successful porn star before arriving in Bollywood.

Anjan also claimed that he had only recently watched a porn movie – after never having done so before – only to “vomit” two minutes into the film. 

He also claimed that the language used in the advertisement – for Manforce condoms – was “vulgar”.

He later apologized to “supporters of porn and Sunny Leone” but insisted that he “doesn’t stand” for “vulgar” advertisements”.

Anjan’s comments followed remarks by Pramod Muthalik, a leader of the hardline Hindu group Sri Rama Sene (‘Army of Lord Rama’) who said that Leone should be deported back to America as her porn videos are responsible for “promoting rapes and molestation”.

Both leaders’ comments were greeted by loud cheers by their respective audiences.

This is probably what Sunny Leone thinks about Atul Anjan.

Critics say that Ms Leone is an easy target because she is a woman “confident in her sexuality”.

The comments by Muthalik and Anjan are the latest sign that misogyny is alive and well among Indian politicians.

Last month Indian Socialist Party Mulayam Singh Yadav said about rape: “Boys will be boys.  They commit mistakes.  Will they be hanged for rape?”

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#Ludicrous: Celebrities and their (sometimes) silly Brand Endorsements

There is plenty on TV these days to get your toes curling inward. 

From Celebrity Big Brother and Desi Rascals to those Indian soaps where everyone stares at each other for interminable periods and everyone is decked up as if it's Mumbai Fashion Week, there is plenty on the box that smacks of utter ludicrousness.

But there's nothing more ludicrous - and a tad sad - than celebs doing silly adverts. 

Among the saddest of recent years is the series of ads featuring Harvey Keitel - the star of such iconic films as 'Taxi Driver', 'Pulp Fiction', ‘Thelma and Louise' and 'The Piano' - peddling car insurance.

Keitel, however, isn't the first - nor most definitely the last - to take up bizarre jobs plugging the unusual and unexpected.

In fact, Bollywood stars - especially the hugely successful ones - have created a cottage industry out of promoting products, services and even venues, that evoke total incredulity.

Here are some highlights:

Hrithik Roshan - Chak 89

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#LUDICROUS: Indian court issues arrest warrant for MS Dhoni

A court in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has issued an arrest warrant for Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus. Dhoni – who is currently en-route to England for a five-match Test series – is accused of being in contempt after …

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