She ventured into Bollywood in 2012 with erotic thriller Jism 2 and has been on a roll since then. Actress Sunny Leone said that she felt like an outsider when she initially ventured into Bollywood and still thinks that the she doesn't fit in.
Asked if she ever felt like an outsider, Sunny told IANS 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 to Bollywood."
At the same time, the Mastizaade star feels she has come across acquaintances in Bollywood with who she has "grown fond of".
Sunny has gained popularity with the success of 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.
Do bad times ever affect her?
"Yes, it does, I don't think I would be human if it didn't. But I have a great support system and try and find the good out of the bad always," she said.
The Ragini MMS 2 actress has also been roped in for a song for Shah Rukh Khan's 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.
Would she like to star with the other two Khan's of Bollywood - Salman and Aamir?
"Ah yes...Who wouldn't?" she asserted.
The 35-year-old actress will be seen walking the ramp at the forthcoming New York Fashion Week (NYFW), becoming the first Bollywood star to be part of the fashion event. The actress will be opening the show for designer Archana Kochhar on Thursday.
"It feels amazing and when I found out that I am the first, it felt even better. I am very nervous about walking and just want it to go perfect," an excited Sunny said.
When asked about the ensemble for the event, she said: "I am wearing a creation from Archana Kochhar from Mumbai. She is one of the select few that NYFW has accepted to showcase. She is one of my favourite designers in India and I am very proud to be wearing her clothes."
Is she nervous about representing the country at the international fashion gala?
"Well, I didn't think of that until this question. I am representing a very talented designer who had worked very hard to get to NYFW. It is a great honour that she even asked me to come. What I believe, I represent just that - anything can happen and anything is possible in life. Just believe and work hard," she stressed.
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