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Sunny Leone mania grips India

Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone has become a sensation online, ever since her entry in reality show, Bigg Boss 5, last week. She already has around 90,000 followers on twitter and nearly 100 fan pages on Facebook.

entertainment Updated: Nov 27, 2011 01:10 IST
Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Hindustan Times
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Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone, 30, has become a sensation online, ever since her entry in reality show, Bigg Boss 5, last week. Leone may not have revealed to the housemates that she is a porn star, but she she has earned a substantial fan base in India, with people downloading her films, watching her videos on YouTube, joining and creating fan pages on social networking websites like Facebook. Her Twitter followers have also spiralled with her web team aiming for 100,000 fans by the end of the week. More and more people are subscribing to her official website, and the beauty, apparently, has also roped in film offers.

Here's a look at Sunny’s magic:


Leone has 93,092 followers on microblogging site Twitter. Her followers are posting queries on her Twitter account, @SunnyLeone, by the hour. Her web team, that is operating the account while she is in the Bigg Boss house, is also replying to every query and retweeting messages from fans. They are also clarifying rumours and posting articles about the adult film star. 'Remember to go to and vote for Hottest Housemate,' and read the last tweet from the account.


Leone has nearly 100 fan pages on Facebook. Many Indian fans have joined the pages and are posting about her stint on Bigg Boss 5. A fan, Ek Anjaan Musafir, posted, ‘u look killer in Indian dress’. Another fan, Sanjeev Sharma, posted, ‘ur so sweet and gud looking.’ Her pictures on these pages, too, have tons of likes and shares. The page with the maximum fan base has 22,171 likes. In days preceding her entry to the house, Leone was seen promoting the American Cancer society. "I printed the names of people who donated money through my official website on my shirt!" she said.

The actor had performed a sensuous pole dance on the show on Thursday evening. By Friday morning, there were around ten videos of the dance, with over three thousand views. While a video of her entry in the show has 241, 987 views, a video of her landing in India has 80, 360 views. In fact, all the videos of the actor in the house have thousands of views and hundreds of comments. "Witnessing the miracle," posted a fan, hmmmdog. Her fans are also defending her. They are exchanging heated words with her many detractors, who are calling her nasty names.

Website and download

People are also joining the actor’s website in large number. To become a member, one has to fill an instant membership application. For a 30 day, access, one has to shell out $29.92 and $49.96 for a 90 day access. On these sites, one can play videos of the porn star. Youngsters, apparently, have no problem in spending the money. Divy Khurana (name changed), 28, says, "1500 bucks is nothing to watch Leone for a whole month! I am a fan."


According to her web team, Leone has already garnered Bollywood offers. In response to a fan, who asked what is in store for her after the show, the team tweeted, "A lot of Bollywood offers." They also tweeted, "she has been asked to be in many films." Reportedly, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is considering Leone for Murder 3. Bhojpuri actor Kamal Khan has also expressed the desire to cast her in a Bhojpuri film. "Me and Sunny in a film and believe me that film is going to be blockbuster," he tweeted.

First Published: Nov 26, 2011 18:19 IST