It is difficult to relive some of one’s dark secrets for the reel but actor Sunny Leone says she was relieved to tell her story in the web series “Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone”.
The series, that explores the journey of the former adult star-turned-actor’s journey, is now back with its second season.
In an interview, the actor says it was difficult for her to revisit her past but it presented her with the opportunity to show the truth.
“The experience was a lot more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I have told the stories and I know what they are. It can’t be as difficult as some other film. It was very hard emotional journey for me. But I am happy that I got to tell the truth, no matter how difficult it was for me.
“The way it was written, it automatically took me back in time. The dialogues and the situations. So it wasn’t that difficult because it is a real story and not made up. That part was easier to go back to,” Leone said in a group interview here.
Leone, who was also the subject of Dilip Mehta’s documentary “Mostly Sunny”, said she was approached by many for the story of her life but having been through a bad experience already, she was careful this time.
“At first, when the producers came to me wanting to make a web series about my life I said ‘no’ because I had shot a documentary and that experience was not good. But then they said that they want to show my family life and childhood, my upbringing and my relationships with my father, mother and husband, and that’s what made me say ‘yes’.
“This production house (ZEE5) did not tamper with the story. We waited for the right company to accept me and my story. For me it was about getting the story out without changing it. Why should I change my story?” Leone says.
The 37-year-old actor says the third season of the series would depend on how it performs in its sophomore run.
“Daniel (Weber, husband) came to me and asked whether I would be interested in the third season because he saw how emotionally tiring season one and two were for me. I told him I wouldn’t be opposed to it but I have no idea whether it would happen or not. It depends on how well season two performs.”