Director Pooja Bhatt has ended the mystery about the naked girl behind the wet white sheet in the teaser poster of 'Jism 2' by confirming Canadian porn star Sunny Leone as the lead. Leone came to the limelight in India with her stint in the fifth season of controversial reality show 'Bigg Boss'.
She was offered a role in the movie when Mahesh Bhatt entered the show briefly to meet her. But it was not official. "Promised the mid-night hour but wanted to savor the moment and joy of announcing that Sunny Leone has signed Jism 2! May the speculation end," Pooja wrote on Twitter.
The poster of the film with a mystery girl behind the wet white sheet, also created quite a frenzy among fans and Bhatt had promised to unveil the face tonight at 12. Mahesh Bhatt also tweeted his delight of Leone signing the sequel of 2003 hit film 'Jism', which starred Bipasha Basu and John Abraham.
Jism 2 poster. Pics/Santa Banta
"Sunny Leone is the heroine of Pooja Bhatt's 'Jism 2'. Now watch this brave girl unfold her soul and rise higher and higher," Bhatt tweeted. Leone, whose real name is Karen Malhotra, is also upbeat about bagging the lead role. "Hey everyone! So excited to be working on 'Jism 2'. Remember to follow @jism2 to get all the movie news first," she wrote on Twitter.
While Leone plays the female lead, the film will have two male protagonists and actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja, the producer of 'Jism 2' is in a dilemma over who to sign. "While my dream that is Jism 2 comes closer to realization with Sunny Leone my nightmare with regards to casting my two leading men begins.
"Finding one 'man' in this business is tough enough and we need to cast two in Jism 2! I suspect strongly that it is masochism that drives me," Pooja said.