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Rajinikanth makes way for Sunny Leone

Bollywood Hungama   October 30, 2013
First Published: 14:42 IST(30/10/2013) | Last Updated: 15:06 IST(30/10/2013)

It looks like it's going to be Advantage Leone this December. Sunny Leone's second feature film, Jackpot, directed by Kaizad Gustad who launched Katrina Kaif's career in Boom 10 years ago, is being rush-released to make it to the new deadline on December 13.

The earlier plan was to release Jackpot early next year. But the sudden withdrawal of the new Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiiyan from the slot (after numerous release announcements) threw the December 13 window open for the Jackpot team.

Apparently, the film's leading man Sachiin Joshi urged director Kaizad Gustad to step on the accelerator for the rush-release. Says Kaizad, "We got this vacant Friday all of a sudden and we decided to make the best of it. As it is, I shot the film in record time, just 27 days. And now we're rushing through the post-production to reach the new deadline."

Compounding the complexities of a quick-fix release is the fact that Sunny Leone, whose voice had been dubbed in her debut film Jism 2, would be speaking in her own voice in Jackpot. "Yes, Sunny will speak her own lines. We're working very hard to get her dialogue-delivery in place. We see Jackpot as Sunny's re-launch," announces Kaizad who had launched Katrina's career in Boom ten years ago.

Sunny Leone seems mighty charged with the challenge of mastering the rashtra-bhasha. "I have learned all my Hindi lines for all my movies here. Even though Jism 2 was dubbed, I still had to learn every single word. And in Ragini MMS too, I will be dubbing my own voice. It's very important to me to learn and work hard to get it right. I am extremely competitive so when someone tells me I can't do something like act, dance, express emotions on screen, or speak Hindi, all it makes me do is work harder to prove all those negative people wrong."

Sunny adds, "Daniel and I are of course excited about the release, and look forward to my fans' reactions."

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