Mumbai, May 13 -- Indo-Canadian actor and adult star Sunny Leone didn't take long to get a break in Bollywood. After making her debut with Jism 2 (2012), she starred in films like Ragini MMS 2 (2014) and Ek Paheli Leela.
As she turns 34 today (May 13), she says she is happy with where she stands in the industry. "I am doing what I love; I am working," she adds.
Ask her if she has a wish list of actors she wants to work with this year, and she says, "I want to work with actors who want to work with me."
You had two back-to-back releases this year - Ek Paheli Leela and Kuch Kuch Locha Hai. Do you feel this year has been lucky for you?
Well considering one did well, and the other didn't, I have mixed feelings. I am happy that I have one more release this year, and I hope people will enjoy it.
Do you think that there is a change in the perception about you since you first arrived in India 2011?
Yes, I do. So many amazing things have happened over the past few years, and I feel this is just the beginning. There are some amazing things I have planned this year, and I can't wait to release the information.
Do you feel you have finally arrived in Bollywood?
Yes, I have arrived, and I am here to stay for a long time, hopefully. I have carved my own path, and will continue living on my own terms.
Do you think that the popular perception about you is stopping you from getting into the league of A-listers? How easy or hard is it to fight that perception?
I think any entertainer would like to be considered an A-lister. Perception is everything, and I am still trying to figure out what people think of me. Like I have said in the past, I don't have a godfather or a mentor in the industry from whom I can take advice. Daniel (Weber; husband) and I make our decisions. Sometimes, we make great ones, and sometimes we make mistakes. We definitely learn from the good, and especially the bad ones.
Who are your favourite Hindi film actors?
I like Priyanka Chopra and Shraddha Kapoor.
Don't you think it is time to work on bigger projects with established actors?
I would love to, but you can only work on what's on the plate.