Sunny Leone interview: ‘People expect my movies to be sexy, sensual… maybe I’m typecasting myself’

Karenjit Kaur Vohra, aka Sunny Leone, scripted a new chapter in her career with her entry in Bigg Boss back in 2011. An adult actor, her transition in Hindi cinema has not been without hiccups but she took the naysayers in her stride. Her graceful response to prejudice managed to charm people, as the industry appreciated her grit, passion and the willingness to work hard.

In this interview with the 40-year-old actor opens up about her journey, why she ends up typecasting herself in sexual roles and more.Excerpts from the interview:

Every second and every day I spent on Anamika set made me so happy because action is something that I genuinely love doing. It is like my alter ego. I would never get into a fight in my real life, so it was so much fun learning how to do all these different things.

The fact that it is called Anamika makes me so happy. I learnt so much from Vikram sir. Whether it was the acting or the action, how he nurtured me and my character is something I have never experienced before. It is very emotional for me as someone has put all their effort and trust in me. It is not always that I land up getting good projects

Right before Covid-19 pandemic, I had signed Anamika, and a couple of other projects too. These are quite different from what people regularly see me in. While it has taken some time for this show to complete, I am excited to see how people will react because this is not something they are expecting. Maybe that’s me typecasting myself (chuckles), or maybe it is not something they see me doing, let’s just say that!