Director Anees Bazmee says he is not keen to rope in Sunny Leone in his next film because he doesn’t want to be accused of anything risque. Sunny, a Canadian adult film star, embarked on her Bollywood journey with Jism 2 last year, and also did an item number in Shootout At Wadala. Before this, she was part of the reality show, Bigg Boss 5, that paved the way for her entry in Bollywood.
Recently, reports surfaced that Sunny had bagged a role in the sequel of Welcome, the one that was originally played by Mallika Sherawat. Bazmee had directed Welcome, a 2007 hit comedy, featuring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar. Buzz is that Sunny was removed from the project after Anil and Nana told the makers they didn’t feel comfortable working with Sunny.
However, Bazmee has taken strong exception to these reports suggesting that Anil and Nana shied away from being associated with Sunny. “It’s being made out that they are family men with children and therefore felt embarrassed about being seen on screen with her. As if I, the director of the film, am okay with the idea. Let me make it very clear that I was not at all interested in signing her,” says Bazmee, who’s directed films such as Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, No Entry and Ready in the past.
When asked to explain why he is against casting Sunny, Bazmee explains, “My films are for family audiences. I don’t know about Anil or Nana, but I didn’t want her (Sunny) in my film. I make comedies. But I can never be accused of anything risque.”