The adult star, who was launched in B-Town in Jism 2, will not feature in the third outing of the franchise. Apparently the differences between Sunny and Pooja started midway through the filming.
Sunny felt she was being treated like a newcomer when she was already a familiar name. Pooja thought the starlet carried too much excess star baggage.
The forthright Pooja says, “Sunny is not a friend of mine. After 23 years in the industry, I don’t need to be friends with everyone I work with or direct. I got along with Sunny well enough for her to be accepted. This is the first time in history that a porn star has made it in mainstream cinema.”
Pooja adds, “People tell me I did not expose her more? At the end of the day I am a 40-year-old and she is little younger than me. You choose who you want to be friends with.”
She continues, “Sunny was never meant to be in the third part. With every Jism we will be giving the nation a new fantasy. I was asked the same question when I was making Jism 2, that why not Bipasha Basu who featured in the first part? Now people are asking why not Sunny ? It means that the film has worked and we have to raise the stakes with every part.”
The Ponty Chadha link
Sunny Leone did not get a trial show for her debut film. The starlet, while promoting the film in New Delhi, managed to see it at producer Ponty Chadha’s Chattarpur Farm house — the same place where he was killed last week. About not showing the film to Sunny, Pooja Bhatt explains, “Sunny was in America, so how do I show it to her? The biggest tragedy is that Ponty Chadha who was also producing Jism 3 is no more and all these questions on Sunny are irrelevant to me now.”