Love her or hate her, but you can't ignore Sunny Leone. She came to the attention of Indian audiences when she participated in the last season of the TV reality show Bigg Boss. Leone is now set to begin a new innings as she makes her Hindi film debut in Jism 2, which releases this week.
An Indo-Canadian adult movie actress, Leone is very excited about her debut, and believes generally conservative Indian audiences are ready to accept her. In a candid conversation with Sonil Dedhia, Sunny ably defends the kind of work she does and explains why it doesn't bother her to be known as an adult entertainer.
How have your friends back home in the USA reacted to your acting in Jism-2?
All my friends are really excited. They are eager to watch the film. Most of them don't understand Hindi so they are hoping that the film releases with subtitles. You have been in India on and off for the last nine months. Do you see a change in attitude towards you?
Just two days ago when I landed at the airport, people wanted to click pictures with me. They also wanted me to pose with their six-month-old baby! Back in the USA, if I had done this, I would have been sued.
What is interesting is that people in India have two different perceptions of me. There is a Sunny Leone from Bigg Boss and Jism-2 and on the other hand there is a Sunny Leone who is a girl from the USA.