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It’s Sunny Leone vs Poonam Pandey

Minakshi Saini, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 20, 2012
First Published: 19:10 IST(20/4/2012) | Last Updated: 02:40 IST(21/4/2012)

After claiming to have rejected 30 film offers, Poonam Pandey has finally signed one  — only to pit it against the release of actor Sunny Leone’s Jism 2 this December.

The model-turned-actor is so sure of her film’s success that she is unperturbed that it clashes with Sunny’s flick. “I am neither competing with her nor sharing my audience. She is good at what she does and I am excellent at my job. It is a conscious decision to release our film with Jism 2. I know everyone is going to love my film,” says the 21-year-old, who shot to fame for her wish to strip publicly after India’s win in the World Cup last year, and her part-nude Twitter experiments thereafter.

Poonam has charged Rs. 1cr for this ‘bold film’.  Producer Aditya Bhatia of Eagle Home Entertainment says, “We have full faith in Poonam and are therefore riding so much money on her. We have paid her a crore and the budget of the film is around Rs. 7-8cr. Amit Saxena, who directed Jism, is directing our film.”

He’s not scared of the clash either. “It will be a clash of the Titans, and will make big noise. And as content is the king, we are sure about our product’s success,” he adds.

Sunny Leone and Poonam Pandey


Jism 2 producer-director Pooja Bhatt was unaware about any such clash until we told her about it. “I’m not aware of the (Poonam Pandey) film. But I wish them all the best! It’s a free world and people are free to release their films as and when they deem fit!”


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