Sunny Leone is undoubtedly one of the finest performers we have in Bollywood. The actress, who is known for her dance numbers is also known for her work of charity. The ‘Baby Doll’ actress recently got called out for plagiarism over her painting.
Earlier this month, Sunny Leone had taken to her Instagram handle to share a picture of herself along with a piece of art that she had painted for charity auction.
Posing alongside the painting, she wrote, ‘Finally done! Giving this one for auction to help raise money for cancer! In loving memory of those who are no longer with us! With each brush stroke I thought of you and how much I will miss you! Love you!’
Recently, an Instagram page called out the actress for 'stealing' the work of an artist without giving credits.
The post read, ‘We are all for charity, but stealing an artists’ original work — without credit — and auctioning it off for charity (as your own) is just dirty.’Sunny took no time in responding to the accusation and lending a clarification on the issue.Taking to the comment section she wrote, ‘Hello. Just to give you the correct information, I was given a photograph of this piece of art. I then decided to paint it! At no time did I claim to come up with the idea. I simply painted a piece of art that I saw and loved. It should be taken as a compliment as it was being donated to cancer patients for charity. Nothing more and nothing less. Sorry, you don’t like the version that I choose to create while helping children in Need. The painting was not about you or I. It was about trying to help !!!! Best of luck !!!! Keep creating.’
Meanwhile, on the work front, Sunny will next be seen in a dance number in ‘Motichoor Chaknachoor’. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty in lead roles.
To which the original artist from whose work Sunny’s painting was inspired replied, ‘"a credit would have been the minimum...intellectual property is a thing you know? What if I didn't want a copy of my work to be copied by you and auctioned? The cause is commendable the attitude not so much"