Mahesh Bhatt’s entry into ‘Bigg Boss’ house to sign porn star Sunny Leone for his movie ‘Jism 2’, to be directed by his daughter Pooja Bhatt, has been successful.
“Our first meeting was successful. She was very happy when I offered her the movie. Now the discussions will take place between Pooja (Bhatt) and Sunny's agent about the further details. I hope that everything works out and she will soon start shooting,” Mahesh Bhatt said to a leading daily.
Mahesh Bhatt denied that he signed Sunny Leone for her body. He infact said that Sunny Leone fits the character he has in his mind perfectly.
“I feel she has the potential to play the lead role in Jism 2... Although she didn't recognize me and I don't think she watches Bollywood movies, she is looking forward to her Bollywood break,” he said.
“Sunny in Jism 2 is not only for her sexuality... we all know that a movie needs to have a lot more than that. She has to win the audience with her acting. They are still very conservative so obviously Sunny will have to put in a lot more hard work to make a career in Bollywood,” he added.
Talking about the role he said, “Jism 2 is a hard-hitting film. It narrates a tale of an actress, a struggler who can do anything to get a role in the film. She works in C-grade films for her survival and even strips to get a role, but something that happens in her life makes her story takes a turn. The character faces a situation where she has to rise up to play a different role. And the way she does that is very interesting and is the highlight. Sunny was a perfect cast for the film.”
It was rumored that Sunny Leone would star opposite Mahesh Bhatt’s son Rahul Bhatt in the movie. But Mahesh Bhatt has denied the rumors and said that male lead will only be decided after Sunny Leone is out of ‘Bigg Boss’ house.
“I can't say anything about the male lead. It will only be finalized once Sunny is out of the Bigg Boss house,” he said.