Becoming a target of social media trolls isn't new for Sunny Leone, who got drawn into a controversy earlier this month, when filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma wrote a distasteful tweet about her on International Women's Day. But the actress has a smart way to tackle haters, “just block them” she says.
Asked if social media trolls and negativity on such platforms affect her, Sunny said:
No. Because I have the block button. I don’t give two hoots about it. I know my followers have been by my side for many years, and I love them for it. The haters just get blocked!Sunny Leone, Actor
Varma’s comment triggered a storm of protests on Twitter.
Sunny, a former porn star, who entered Indian showbiz via a stint in the popular reality show Bigg Boss in 2012, says she cannot do anything about stereotypical perceptions about her in the industry.
I can’t do anything about stereotypes. That’s just how the world works everywhere.Sunny Leone
The 35 year old Indo-Canadian actress has been part of the Hindi film industry for over five years now and has starred in nine films, apart from her cameos.
Her journey began with the erotic thriller Jism 2, which paved the way for her into movies like Jackpot, Ek Paheli Leela and Mastizaade.
Is it a conscious decision to choose selected scripts in a year?
I definitely try to make the right decision based on what’s on the table. It’s just all about that. My team and I decide what’s best for the brand. Sometimes it’s good, and sometimes it’s not. Everyone has their own journey and mine is different in its own way.Sunny Leone
She also says that there is still a struggle to find good work. The actress, who has also featured in duds like One Night Stand and Beiimaan Love, says that she is proud of her husband Daniel Weber and their team, for their hard work to push her career.
We have to struggle to take the steps forward. I’m very proud of Daniel and my whole team for the work they have done.Sunny
But, what about the failures? Sunny Leone, just like everyone else, does fear them, but says that there is nothing she can do if a film does well, or if it doesn’t. Sunny believes that she can only try her best to do a great job. Surely, she does want to get better with every film of hers.
Sunny was last seen on the big screen in the song Laila from the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees.
Asked if she is keen to share screen space with Salman Khan and Aamir Khan too, Sunny said:
Just like most actors, I always pray to work with great people like them.Sunny Leone
Sunny will be seen next in Tera Intezaar and will be seen sharing screen space with actor Arbaaz Khan.
Talking about the film, Sunny said: "It's a film story we both like. It's in the romantic thriller space and I hope people like it."