Despite securing her Bollywood career with over 10 films already, Sunny Leone is still getting flak for her past career choice of being a part of the adult film industry. However there are a few who are backing her corner, including filmmaker Jasmine D’Souza who is responsible for casting the actress in their next venture, ‘One Night Stand’.
“I don۪t think it۪s fair to judge someone because of the past. Sunny comes from the adult film industry but that doesn۪t make her any less of a human than us. It۪s our work that defines who we are. If I would have taken Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone, then no one would have asked why I chose them for my film. There۪s so much hypocrisy within the industry,”Deccan Chroniclereported the director stating.
Apparently, Leone gave D’Souza the nod for the film straight away, “Before we started working on the project I had bounced off the idea to Sunny and she agreed to come on board immediately. So the role was written keeping her in mind,” she explained.
Talking about how the actress performed in her role, D’Souza explained, “There were situations where Sunny wasn۪t looking at a particular scene the way I was looking at it. So we would have discussions on the sets and once she was convinced, she would shoot them the way I envisioned it.”
As well as D’Souza, the film’s producerFurquan Khan was also all in praise for Leone. “I am very happy with the product. I don۪t know what people think of Sunny Leone but let me tell you that she is very professional and an extremely hardworking actor. We finished the film in 55 days. It was shot in Bangkok, Mumbai and Pune,” he expressed.