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Playing mini Sunny Leone was emotionally challenging, says Rysa Saujani

The 14-year-old actor Rysa Saujani will be playing the younger version of Sunny Leone in Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone.

bollywood Updated: May 31, 2018 20:09 IST
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Sunny Leone,Rysa Saujani,Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone
Rysa Saujani and Sunny Leone having a good time. (Photo: Twitter/Sunny Leone)

Rysa Saujani, 14, says playing the “innocent years” of Sunny Leone’s life in her upcoming show was emotionally challenging. “I am playing her innocent years between the age around 12-13 up to 15. I felt like the role was emotionally very challenging. I always wanted to play such types of roles that had a lot of emotional depth,” said Rysa. She will be seen as Sunny’s younger version in ZEE5’s show Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone.

It required a lot of preparation. “Before arriving on the set, I did regular Skype calls, and felt like that helped me to understand young Sunny’s journey a lot more. I was able to have my questions cleared which allowed me to act in my best ability,” said the young England-based actor.

She is all praise for Sunny whose real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra. “I have nothing but respect for her. She has always been very gracious and made me feel comfortable,” said Rysa.

On learning from the life of the former adult film actor, she said, “Within my family, especially, we don’t have the right to make any judgements about someone. This (the show) re-emphasized the belief that I had. She is one of the most genuine people I have ever met.”

Rysa doesn’t watch a lot of Hindi movies but featured in the 2017 Bollywood film Dobaara: See Your Evil as the younger version of Huma Qureshi. “After doing Dobaara..., I felt that acting was something that I really wanted to do,” said the Dubai-born actor.

Any plans of shifting to Mumbai? “I am still in school and doing my education in England. I do really care about my grades and want to do well. So, because of my education it is better for me to stay in London,” she said.

The winner of the Face Of The Globe Pageant 2014 - People’s choice award is looking forward to attending an acting school in Los Angeles later this year. “I am also keen to continue in Bollywood and try going to Hollywood if possible.”

Talking about her favourite actresses, she said, “Emma Watson. She has been such an inspiration. Her acting is so realistic. The characters that she plays look so real. I want to do something like that where people believe that I am that character.”

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: May 31, 2018 20:07 IST