Born to Indian immigrant parents in Canada as Karenjit Kaur Vohra – her real name – Sunny Leone, perhaps, had never dreamt of ending up in the world of erotic entertainment ever. The actress has faced her shared of wrath and hatred owing to her career choices, but never bowed down to pressure. She always marched to the beat of her own drum. The ZEE5 original Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story is the retracing of this very journey – from a middle-class Sikh girl to an adult industry star before she finally switched to Bollywood.
For someone who was faced the cameras as a porn star at the mere age of 19, she becoming Penthouse magazine’s ‘Pet of the Year’ in 2001 wasn’t exactly an achievement of any sorts for her family. Let alone deal with the new identity and brand Karen went on to carve for herself in that circuit. It certainly took a great deal of tension and indifference between Sunny and her parents. But if you believe Sunny, her story has a message for all the youths out there.
“One of the big reasons why I said yes to doing this (the biopic) is if there’s a young person out there not necessarily has to follow my actions, but just has the strength inside them to say yes, I’m going to follow my dreams in life and create my own destiny.’ That’s my message to people out there would be. Is that path going to be easy? Probably not. Are going to hurt people along the way? Maybe, but big success always comes with a lot of tough decisions. Hopefully, somebody out there will watch it and say, yeah, I want to follow my own path‘,” Sunny told a leading entertainment news portal.
Two decades into her career, Sunny is happily married to Daniel Weber. The couple has three beautiful kids – a daughter Nisha Kaur Weber and twin sons Asher Singh Weber and Noah Singh Weber. On the professional front, the starlet will be next seen in Veeramadevi (Tamil), Password (Nepali) and Tina and Lolo (Hindi). As for the biopic, Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story, it has been directed by Aditya Datt. The series is available in two seasons and each season consists of 10 episodes.
Season 3 of Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story is set for a release next month. In the meantime, catch up or binge-watch the series on ZEE5.