Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone, who is all set to enter the Bigg Boss house as a contestant this week, says the reality show is her gateway to the Indian entertainment industry.
The 30-year-old businesswoman and model, who was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010, says she always wanted to return to her native country and work.
"I've always wanted to enter Bollywood in India and Bigg Boss was the first professional offer which came my way. I do what I do outside India and I am what I am, but I run my career professionally, so this was the best offer for me," Leone told PTI.
Born to Punjabi parents in Ontario, Leone says she keeps visiting India and has grown up watching Hindi films.
"These are my roots, this is who I am. I keep coming to India to visit my relatives who mostly stay in the north. I grew up watching Bollywood movies and the beautiful stars."
And when asked which Bollywood actor she would like to work with, Leone said, "I would love to work with the host of Bigg Boss - Salman Khan. I am looking forward to meeting him."
Salman is the on-and-off host of this season of the reality show, co-hosted by Sanjay Dutt.
Leone is entering the show as a participant and although she has no strategy in place, she is has been following it on Colors and knows each contestant inside the house.
"I have no plans, I am here to have a good time. This is the first time I am working in India, hopefully I will add a little bit of glamour, have some laughs, add some light because there's a lot going on in the house. I have been watching the show from the beginning and I know all the characters inside," she said.
And she is also hoping to please the Indian viewers and stay on the show for a long time.
"I am entering as a participant so I will be on the show as long as India wants me. If I get nominated I hope people will vote for me to remain on the show. I think all of India is waiting to see the response when I enter the show. Let's see what happens."