Bollywood actress Sunny Leone is against the release of the upcoming documentary on her life, “Mostly Sunny” in India, as she feels it does not do justice to her story.
“Mostly Sunny” charts the life of Leone, born Karenjit Kaur Vohra in Sarnia, Ontario, from her childhood in a conservative Sikh family to her shift to Los Angeles, her emergence as one of the biggest adult movie stars in the world and her subsequent mainstream movie career breakthrough in Bollywood.
Leone said she doesn’t want the documentary to release in India as it is less of a film on her life and more of “somebody else’s opinion”.
“I hope it doesn’t come to India. Because that’s not the story that is mine. This is somebody else’s opinion, somebody else’s vision. No one has a right to tell your life story except for you,” Leone said in an interview.
“Its not a biopic made on my life where you can manipulate and say what you want. It is not like you are appealing to cinematic liberty. This is somebody’s life. This is my life, I take it very personally,” she added.
The Dilip Mehta directed documentary recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, which Leone didn’t attend citing a family function.
When asked about this, Leone said, “It’s really simple, at the end of the day, its my personal story. I surrendered to his vision but when it got to my story, how it looks and the story that is actually told… In my view no one in this entire world has the right to say how my life should be told.”
The 35-year-old actress said she was honest in the documentary but its first edit, after almost “18 months and 22,000 hours of raw footage”, left her “extremely disappointed.”
Meanwhile, “Mostly Sunny,” is slated for worldwide release in December this year and will have its Asian premiere at Mumbai’s MAMI Film Festival in October.