A biopic about Sunny Leone, titled Karenjit, will soon be streaming on the web platform ZEE5. The title is a reference to the former adult film actress’s birth name, Karenjit Kaur Vohra.
Leone announced the biopic on her Twitter and Instagram profiles on March 7. The biopic, Leone wrote, would answers questions such as her decision to leave Canada for India and the reason behind choosing Sunny as her stage name.
Karenjit will reportedly take viewers through Leone’s years in the American pornographic film industry and her Bollywood debut in 2012 in the film Jism 2. The actress has already been the subject of Dilip Mehta’s 2016 documentary Mostly Sunny, which examines her life beyond show business.
Leone became a household name in India after she participated in the reality television show Bigg Boss in 2011. Her popularity was strengthened by her participation in Splitsvilla, which was followed by a number of films in the erotic, adult comedy and horror genres. She has also made a career as an item song dancer, featuring in Shootout at Wadala (2013), Ragini MMS 2 (2014), Raees (2017) and Baadshaho (2017).