• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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Sunny Leone: I still struggle to adjust in Bollywood

Sunny Leone has launched her own app

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Sunny Leone may have been in the industry for five years, but the actress admitted that she still struggles to adjust to the way Bollywood works.

Leone made her big-screen debut in 2012 with Jism 2 after appearing on reality TV show Bigg Boss.

“I had to adjust, I realised very quickly that I had to (adjust) because Bollywood will never change. As far as how things are done on sets, this was a world that I never knew,” she said.

“I love being here, I learn something new every day. So that for me is fun. But the struggle is there all the time,” she added.

Leone, who has collaborated with New York-based start-up EscapeX to launch her own mobile phone app, explained that with the limited shelf life of an actor, broadening her horizons was important.

“I knew that I wanted to have my own e-commerce. The shelf-life of a Bollywood actor is not always long unless you are Amitabh Bachchan, Salman (Khan), Shah Rukh (Khan) or Aamir Khan.

“So if I don’t make beyond one film or a few films, or something happens, I know I’ve built my brand so strong, I can do anything I want. So e-commerce was very important for me.”

The 35-year-old former US adult movie star said she was a “product of social media” and so having her own app was a big deal for her.

“I am a product of social media. That’s how I grew my name, people started knowing who I was. For me to have an app where my fans or followers can see everything about me… It’s really exciting.”

Leone revealed that she enjoyed following Sonam Kapoor on Twitter.

“I follow everyone on Twitter. I think Sonam is really interesting to watch because she is in a different country every day, doing different things. I find that very interesting.”

When asked which male actor she would want to have with her on the platform, Leone said Ranveer Singh would be her choice.

“Ranveer would be interesting. He is always doing something crazy and fun. He has a great fashion sense and some wacky outfits too. I think it would be really fun to see him. His videos would probably be funny.”

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