Even though Sunny Leone — she made her acting debut in Bollywood with Jism 2 (2012) — wants to make a mark in the Hindi film industry, she says that she is quite unlike most Bollywood actors. The 34-year-old says that she has never lived a “sheltered” life like many other B-Town celebrities, who she considers to be “more Disney” than her.
The adult star-turned-actor explains her stance. “When you think of Disneyland (a theme park in the US), you think of Cinderella, and everything that’s right and amazing. Those fairy-tale characters can never do anything wrong; everything they do is bubble gums and roses. Although I love those characters, I am not even close to being like them. I am more in the space of Magic Mountain (another amusement park in the US), riding every roller coaster. It’s a nice way of saying that I am not one of those people (others from Bollywood), and, probably, in my life, I will never be someone who lives a sheltered life and works in big banner projects with big stars,” she says.
Sunny Leone says that she had no one to support her when she entered the industry. The actor says that she and her husband, Daniel Weber, have “carved our own path”. She adds, “We have to figure out things ourselves. There will be good decisions, and bad ones.”
Sunny’s last film, Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, failed at the box office, and she says that “it (failure) hurts a lot.” She adds, “Ek Paheli Leela did well. I am happy about that. As for my last film, I found the story funny, but it didn’t pan out that way. I am really confused after that film. I am so lost about how people handle a movie’s failure, which isn’t just a failure, but an epic failure (laughs).”