When news reports emerged about Sunny Leone doing a special song in director Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala, everyone assumed that it would be just another item number. However, apparently, the song and Sunny’s character have an important role in the movie.
Canadian-born Indian actor Sunny Leone poses during a promotional event for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Mumbai on January 10, 2013. (AFP PHOTO)
And the track called ‘Laila’
has been picturised keeping a real incident in mind. Sanjay says, “This song is not a quintessential item song. In fact, I think it’s derogatory to term a song an item number. ‘Laila’ is extremely crucial to the film and the twists and turns in the storyline. Back in the day, there used to be a dancer at the Congress House in south Mumbai. Sunny’s character is based on her.”
Sanjay adds that Sunny was fun to work with. He says, “She was a thorough professional and has danced well in the song. It looks great.”
Meanwhile, Sanjay also explains a few alterations made in the movie. He says, “The entire film is based on real-life incidents that happened in the ’70s and ’80s. Certain things have been fictionalised and dramatised for cinematic effects. However, the movie deals with the reason behind the first big police encounter and why the Mumbai police decided to kill and not catch gangsters.”
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The Canadian born adult film star Sunny Leone who made her Bollywood debut with Jism 2, has gone all desi for Sanjay Gupta.
Sunny Leone features in an item number in the upcoming Sanjay Gupta and Ekta Kapoor's film Shootout At Wadala. The number in question will be Sunny's first item song. We bring you this image of Sunny Leone dressed in a full-on desi avatar sporting a ghagra choli with the right accessories to go with her dress. PHOTO