Sunny Leone talks emotionally about her Cannes debut | Bollywood

Sunny Leone gets emotional every time she talks about her role in Kennedy, which premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival as part of its midnight screenings section. “Unbelievable in every way and absolutely sexy” is how you describe that feeling. (Also read: After premiere, Anurag Kashyap, Sunny Leone, and Rahul Bhatt pose for photos at Cannes. See photos)

Canadian actress Sunny Leone poses in a photo from the movie “Kennedy” at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 25, 2023 (Photo by Valerie Hash/AFP) (AFP)

Born in Canada as Karenjit Kaur Vohra to Indian Sikh parents, Sunny has gone through a long journey. From being a part of the adult entertainment industry to her bold move to come to India and star in the reality show Bigg Boss, did she ever think that it would all lead her to Cannes one day? “Of course not. Not even one percent. I’ve been through some crazy ups and downs in my life but Anurag Sir picked up the phone and told me I’d be good because Charlie changed everything. Only that phone call made me so happy.”

How did Sunny get the role of Charlie in Kennedy?

Sunny continues to talk about how she got the role. “Even though I hadn’t auditioned in a long time, I was confident to deliver my lines, but I was so nervous thinking what if they didn’t like me. The best thing that happened after he started showing people this movie while it was still being edited is that the people who They’ve never spoken to me yet they’ll come up to me and say, ‘We saw Kennedy and we really liked your part. Even if nothing else comes out of this festival, he (Anurag Kashyap) has given me so much love, care and respect that I’m forever grateful for that.'”

How did you become Sunny Charlie?

A slew of Bollywood divas made headlines for walking the red carpet at Cannes this year, but the honor of being at the festival with her film goes to Sunny Leone alone. Talking to us about how she prepared for her role Sunny shares, “Anurag Sir wanted me to bring that laugh in particular. I think we all know people who hide behind their laughter and smile. Who makes you feel like everything is fine while they are breaking inside. I can relate.” Knead. I get her character. After everything that’s happened to me in the last 10 years, the judgments and the comments… people see me who they are and think I’m quite confident, someone who isn’t insecure, who doesn’t feel bad about trolls but they forget me as a human too and these things affect you.”

It’s definitely a big moment for Sunny and as she herself said “Best feeling ever. Still telling Anurag sir, thank you for picking up the phone and calling me because up until this point no manager of his caliber has done that. It’s a lovely feeling.”

What’s next for Sunny?

So what is in store for her now that her dream has become a reality? “It is impossible to predict the future,” she says. “For me, it’s a moment I want to cherish. I can’t just change the way the industry is and start knocking on doors and asking people right now are you going to work with me? I think it’s going to happen like it’s supposed to happen.”

When asked what she would like to tell her younger self, Sunny replied, “I’ll tell my younger self not to worry. The sun will come out tomorrow. Everything I’ve done up until now hasn’t been easy, and it hasn’t been handed to me. I had to work hard. So my story is about a girl coming up.” From one world entering a completely foreign world and somehow navigating and living in is proof that things are going well. I am so grateful to my husband for always being by my side.”