Sunny Leone says that she has constantly been trying to change her image of an actor suited for sexual roles only, with hubby Daniel Weber helping her reinvent herself. And yet, she shot for five item songs in the past year.
In a bid to test her acting prowess, Leone, who will feature in the special number, Trippy Trippy, in Sanjay Dutt’s Bhoomi, tells mid-day that now, she intends to concentrate on roles that explore her capabilities.
“After my last few films, I decided to evaluate the elements that are working in my favour. I realised I should minimise the number of films that only see me in a single song. I want to concentrate on acting,” she says, adding that she has also been working with a coach to hone her skills. “I can already see the difference. I have no control over the success of my films, but I am confident about my acting capabilities.”
With sex comedies and dramas like the 2016 films, Mastizaade, One Night Stand and Beiimaan Love, on her resume, Leone has often been criticised for giving a nod to roles that follow a defined template. But, the actor argues that her career’s trajectory isn’t at odds with those of others in Bollywood.
“Every film is glamorous. There were elements in both films [Mastizaade and One Night Stand] that were sexy, but, that’s the case with all movies. I am not doing anything that another actress has not done. I don’t know why it evokes a different reaction,” says Leone, who has another romantic drama, Arbaaz Khan’s Tera Intezaar, in her kitty. Following in the footsteps of multiple industry folk exploring different careers, Leone is dabbling with television, and production too. “I am doing TV shows, and commercials. I will also turn producer along with Daniel soon.”