Mahesh Bhatt has had his troubles finding a suitable lady for the sequel of Jism. He claims that the roles were offered to Bipasha Basu and Mallika Sherawat, but things couldn’t work out. But when Bhatt saw Sunny Leone enter the Bigg Boss house, he knew she was his heroine.
Why Sunny? Bhatt says because being an adult movie star she must have gone through her share of struggle and tough times and that is precisely what the leading lady of Jism 2 needs -- an “emotional edge” besides good looks.
“I am not casting Sunny Leone for her body, but I see that loneliness and heartbroken soul that is behind that smile….'Jism 2' narrates the story of a woman who transcends from the 'body' to the 'soul'. I wanted to approach an actress who not only has the physical attributes but also the emotional 'edge' to carry off the complexity of the role,” Bhatt is quoted as saying by IANS.
If Sunny Leone indeed agrees to sign the film, she will play a small-town girl who comes to Delhi and is sucked into its debauched culture of drugs, discotheques and prostitution. It’s not clear if Sunny’s character will turn into a sex worker in the movie.