Kolkata: Jism 2 actress Sunny Leone tasted success through her debut film, she now aims to establish herself as one of the successful mainstream actresses of B-town by dabbling in different kinds of roles in the near future.
The 31 year old said, "My full concentration is now on Bollywood. I want to do different and all kinds of roles, especially playing meaningful characters. I want to establish myself as a successful mainstream actress."
"In order to become successful in Bollywood, for next two-three years I will stay on in India as I want to give my hundred percent," she added.
It took guts to an Indian born girl to take up a profession that is a taboo according to the culture followed by the citizens of India and even abroad. But overcame many a difficulties to profound an acclaimed career in the porn industry as she became one of the hottest face of the field and was tagged among the top 12 starlets of the adult entertainment industry by Maxim magazine in 2010.
Indian were unaware of the fact that a desi bala (girl) was so huge a name in porn industry, until she participated in the fifth season of Indian reality show Bigg Boss, where was approached by veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and was offered the lead role in Jism 2, the sequel to 2003 film Jism.
Sunny, who received rave reviews for her portrayal of Izna (in the film), is not perplexed about constant comparisons of her image as a porn star and an actress. When asked whether it hurts when people and a section of the tinsel town tries to look at her more as a porn star by overlooking her acting skills, Sunny said, "Everybody can have their own perception and their own way to look at everything. I can't change that."
"There will be people who won't like me and there are people who have given me love and support. Since I'm an actress, people should judge me according to my acting skills," said Sunny, who on numerous occasions, has reiterated that she is not ashamed of her prime profession.
She admits her background helped her bag the role. "Actually they were looking for an actress who was comfortable with her body, okay with erotic scene, and didn't have any problem in projecting herself as a porn star and that's where I come in," she said.
Sunny Leone has able to bag the role in Ekta Kapoor's sequel film Ragini MMS 2 and has even managed to pocket endorsements deals here in India.