Bollywood, no "home away from home" for Sunny Leone
Canadian star Sunny Leone who was in India to shoot for Pooja Bhatt's Jism 2 has often landed herself into controversies or has faced the wrath of her producers for either putting her feet in her mouth or for being ignorant of the bollywood ways, it seems.
The actress had recently tweeted about Mahesh Bhatt saying, "Thank you Sir for everything & directing me in all my dialogue scenes. You made it easy 4 me to follow your vision!!”
This apparently did not go well with the Jism2 team as Bhatt senior tweeted back, "’Jism 2’ is a Pooja Bhatt film in its absolute sense. It was born and fashioned by her passion. We all worked under her gaze".
Mahesh Bhatt, speaking to a leading daily, clarified the issue. "“Sunny is American and she does not know the manner in which film are made in India, and that is probably what led to the confusion. You see here, there is the director and then there is someone called a dialogue director who helps the actors along in the nuances of their dialogue delivery. For instance, there are many Hindi films shot in the south and the Southern actors do not know how to say things in Hindi. So a dialogue director comes in handy in such instances. I was playing the part in Pooja`s Jism 2 considering that I am also the writer of the film. I helped Sunny in her dialogues and nuances. But please be clear that it all happens under the gaze of the director. The director of the film has the final say. From its conceptualization, right down to the final scene shot, ‘Jism 2’ remains Pooja Bhatt`s film and no one else`s.”
In another instance, Pooja Bhatt had announced that she would auction all the costumes of the cast — including their underwear — for a charitable cause. Apparently, this upset Sunny. A source reported to HT, “She was a bit upset because it wasn’t discussed with her. She doesn’t have any issues with the auction, but if she had been informed, she would have been better prepared for all the queries.”
Jism 2’s co-producer Dino Morea though said, “It was a spur of the moment decision. As soon as she came back to Sri Lanka, we informed her. So she has been in the loop about everything leaving no room for her to be upset.”
Sunny herself clarified the matter on Twitter, "“It sucks I didn’t know (about the auction). I don’t really know anything about it. I’m not personally selling any worn clothes from Jism 2. If the Jism 2 company is selling them for charity then it’s an amazing thing. Hopefully all the money is going to (a) good charity (sic).”
There are also rumours that producers are not happy with Sunny's work.
All this makes one wonder, is it difficult for outsiders to cope with the bollywood ways? or is it just Sunny?
Jism 3 releases on August 3. Wonder how it will turn out!