Pornstar Sunny Leone calls Bigg Boss her ticket to Bollywood
- Nov 20, 2011, 00:55 AM IST
New Delhi: Indo-Canadian porn performer Sunny Leone, who is all set to enter the Bigg Boss house as a contestant on Saturday, says the reality show is her gateway to the Indian entertainment industry.
Leone tweeted: "Good morning everyone!! Today is the day I enter the Bigg Boss House. Jumping in the shower and time to get ready."
"I've always wanted to enter Bollywood in India and Bigg Boss was the first professional offer which came my way," Leone, whose given name was Karen Malhotra, said. "I do what I do outside India and I am what I am, but I run my career professionally, so this was the best offer for me."
The 30-year-old businesswoman and model, who was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn performers in 2010, says she always wanted to return to her native country and work here.
Born to Punjabi parents in Ontario, Leone says she keeps visiting India and has grown up watching Hindi films.
"These are my roots, this is who I am. I keep coming to India to visit my relatives who mostly stay in the North. I grew up watching Bollywood movies and the beautiful stars."
Asked which Hindi film star she would like to work with, Leone said, "I would love to work with the host of Bigg Boss — Salman Khan. I am looking forward to meeting him."
Khan is the on-and-off host of this season of the reality show, co-hosted by Sanjay Dutt.
Leone is entering the show as a participant and though she has no strategy in place, she has been following the reality show on Colors and knows each contestant inside the house.
"I have no plans, I am here to have a good time. This is the first time I am working in India; hopefully I will add a little bit of glamour, have some laughs, add some light because there is a lot going on in the house. I have been watching the show from the beginning and I know all the characters inside," she said.
Leone is also hoping to please the Indian viewers and stay on the show for a long time. "I am entering as a participant so I will be on the show as long as India wants me. If I get nominated I hope people will vote for me to remain on the show. I think all of India is waiting to see the response when I enter the show. Let's see what happens."
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