Mumbai, Dec 2 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Bollywood film director Mahesh Bhatt, who entered the Bigg Boss house on Thursday to offer Sunny Leone a lead role in Jism 2, seems to be completely smitten by the porn star.
The filmmaker says that the role is very complex and demands a lot of understanding and emotional depth and keeping in mind that Sunny has gone through a lot of struggle in her real life as well, she is the prefect choice to enact the character.
The film which is a sequel to John-Bipasha starrer Jism, will be made under his daughter Pooja Bhatt’s banner, Fish Eye Network.
Earlier, there were rumours doing the rounds that Jism 2 will be made on Sunny’s life but the 61-year old director rubbished all of them and claimed that the story of the film will be completely fictional.
Reportedly, Mallika Sherawat and Bipasha Basu were earlier considered for the role but the requirements of these established actresses were too much and it was decided to rope in the Indo-Canadian star.
Speaking to a daily about the nudity in the film, Bhatt said that Indian society doesn’t have the guts to accept porn. Sunny is working in his film but she will be within the ‘lakshman rekha’ of the Indian culture.
He also added that in India, nudity is not allowed and people are completely against it, so they will not get into that part. She will have to deliver on their terms and conditions and fortunately she is willing to do that.
There is also a buzz that the movie might see director’s nephew Emraan Hashmi opposite Sunny but the director didn’t confirm it and said that it will be decided once she is out of the house.
The episode aired on television saw Sunny talking to Bhatt in a very comfortable manner with the filmmaker occasionally holding her hand to make her at ease.
She spoke to him about her life and said that whatever she is today, she has no qualms about it and that she is indeed happy in whatever she chose in life.
At the end of a conversation she even exclaimed that ‘for ten minutes, she could be herself’.
With Bigg Boss house being a household name now, seems that the promotion of the film has begun well in advance, even before the movie is made.
(Writing by Vatsal Verma)