Sunny Leone still feels like an outsider in Hindi industry

Photo of Bollywood actress Sunny Leone.

Mumbai: Indo-Canadian porn star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone says she felt like an outsider when she initially ventured into the Hindi film industry and still feels she doesn’t fit in.

She ventured into Bollywood in 2012 with the erotic “Jism 2” thriller and has been on a roll since then.

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When media persons asked if she ever felt like an outsider, Sunny told media persons over e-mail from Los Angeles: “Yes, of course, but that would be anyone who is new to the job. I still don’t think I completely fit in (Bollywood).”

The “Mastizaade” star feels she has met some nice people in Bollywood who she has “grown fond of”.

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Leone has tasted success with films like “Jism 2” and “Ek Paheli Leela” and has faced failure with movies like “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai” and “One Night Stand” in her four-year-long journey.

The “Ragini MMS 2” actress has also been roped in for a song for superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Raees”, which is directed by Rahul Dholakia. The song, which is picturised on Sunny and Shah Rukh, is reportedly a new take on the 1980 chartbuster “Laila O laila” from “Qurbaani”. The original track featured Feroz Khan and Zeenat Amaan.

Sunny, whose real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra, said: “I just did a song (with Shah Rukh), it’s a small part in a very big film. I am very grateful for the opportunity. Hope I get a chance to act opposite Shah Rukh one day,” she said.

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The 35-year-old star will be seen walking at the forthcoming New York Fashion Week (NYFW) becoming the first Bollywood star to be on the ramp at the fashion event. The actress will be opening the show for popular designer Archana Kochhar on Thursday.