Did Sunny Leone OUTDO Priyanka, Bipasha, Karisma, Genelia and Amy?
For an actress to work in India, a country with so-called high moral standards, and still be public with her intentions of keeping up with her adult film industry career, Sunny’s made it all seem too easy. About her entry in Bollywood? Well I guess some credit is to be given to Big Boss for featuring a season with her in it. The 31 years old actress was born on 13th of May in 1981 and is of Indo – Canadian origin. Now some more info for larger fans, Sunny was born to a couple of Indian origin. Her dad was raised in Tibet and Delhi while her mother was from Himachal Pradesh. The family shifted to Lake Forest, California for family issues related to her grandparents’ desire to have the entire joint family in the same house.
With a face and body like that, Sunny had a very active high school, though her close friends and relative maintain that she was more into sports than anything in her early teens. At the age of 18, this middle – aged adult film actress discovered her bisexuality. She was gearing up to have a career in pediatrics when she was introduced to the clientele and agencies of her industry by one of her classmates who part – timed as an adult film actress. Thus began her career. Her 1st project? Well, she was taken up as the Penthouse Pet in the year 2001, March issue. Since 2011 , she has been dating Daniel Weber.
Now coming to her Bollywood wagon which hit start with Jism 2. Keeping in mind that Jism 2 is set at a estimation of 27 crores at the box office, we can easily compare it up to a few other recent releases.
Starting with the February 2012 release, Jodi Breakers. This Ashwini Chaudhary script and direction starred Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Helen, Pradeep Kharab and many more. The story revolved around the leads, Bipasha as Sonali and Madhavan as Sid , trying to get people comfortable divorces, thus freeing them form a toilsome relationship. Just like any other movie, due to misunderstandings between Sid and Sonali the work falls apart, eventually love strikes and the story flexes. The movie was no fresh salad to the cine goers palate and needless to say, failed to impress, even though it had names like Bipasha and Madhavan involved. With around 10 crores at the box office, it is not even close to Jism 2.
Teri meri Kahani comes close though. With a 26.30 crores at the box office , maybe we can say so. But considering the film is directed by Kunal Kohli and has names like Shahid and Priyanka involved, did not fans expect it to be ground breaking? Just like the couple’s previous work, Kaminey? While the trailers made us think of an earlier Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor failure , Mausam, the movie failed to inspire the avid cine goers.
Now talking of Karisma Kapoor!, Dangerous Ishq, her apparent comeback movie in Bollywood received a miserable 6 crores. This Vikram Bhatt film starred names like Jimmy Shergill, Rajneesh Duggal, Divya Dutta and more alongside the once sensational actress, Karisma. Really, who would have known a Sunny Leone 1st strike would do better than a Karisma Kapoor film! May be Karisma, luck would change if you could add an “h” after the “s” in your name.
Okay, my silly numerological nonsense aside, moving on to Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. This Mandeep Kaur film brewed romance off newlyweds Reteish and Genelia and did a decent 22 crores at the box office. But do notice, with Genelia and Reteish being in Bollywood ground for quite some time now, wouldn’t one have expect them to do at least better than a debutante ? Especially when the movie also boasted of an Atif Aslam number? But then again, Bollywood has seen too many movies fail to impress, while their music scores did.
Ek Deewana Tha, the February 17 release was a fresh love story in the Valentine’s Day weekend and had A. R . Rahman’s music to sport. To add to that, it worked on the religious ground and complexities of love when dealt with by in Indian families. This Gautam Menon film starred Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson. And one may say, it was nothing near the Jism 2’s 27 crores at the box office , but with a low budget sideline, this movie’s 6 crores is kind of decent.
Now, some bigger names that could not do half as good as Leone at the box office. First, let’s talk Department. I mean, seriously, it starred THE Amitabh Bachchan! Who’s Sunny Leone, it should have done better than the Khans, right? Or perhaps it is time to face the harsh fact that the Bachchan magic does not roll that good anymore. An 11.88 Crores at the box office is all what this Rana Duggabati and senior Bachchan movie did. Oh, also, pardon me if I forgot to mention that this May 2012 release also starred Sanjay Dutt and was directed by, wait for it, none other than Ram Gopal Verma. But then, again, he also directed RGV Ki Aag, right ? Maybe it is the fan’s fault after all if he or she had expected a hit.
So you thought Abhay Deol was all for films with a difference and the new shining star at the Bollywood horizon and so on? Well, think again! Because, Shanghai, the June 2012 Dibakar Banerjee film did a 23 crores run at the box office even after adorning names like Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol , Kalki Koechlin and Tollywood big shot Prosenjit Chatterjee.
Tezz, the April 2012 Priyadarshan project , got itself a scanty 17 crores at the box office even after flashing names like Ajay Devgan and Kangana Ranaut and having a comparatively larger budget including its outdoor shoots.
Even the Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Bipasha Basu starring Players got itself just 2 crores more than the Sunny Leone movie, Jism 2. Listen, I agree I’ve given a little too much credit to Sunny Leone’s bag for Jism 2’s earning but it seems fit as the movie’s extensive campaigning starred Sunny Leone at its fulcrum. Will it be too hard to say the success can be vastly owed to her? That is for you to decide.
After all, Sunny comes with more than 5 awards already in her purse from the adult film industry, including two AVN Awards in 2010. She is not just an actress or Penthouse photo babe, but also directed around 39 adult films herself and in collaboration. And her once romantic date with Daniel Weber is now a successful marriage. I think we ought to give the girl her due credit.