Mostly Sunny, promoted as a revealing documentary about the transformation of a small-town Canadian girl from porn star to Bollywood actress, will air on Friday, 24th May at 9 pm IST on Discovery Channel, Discovery HD World, TLC, TLC HD World
From Porn Star to Bollywood actress, the career switch and rise of Karenjit Kaur to a household name in India, seems to be a theme that broadcasters and OTT platforms will never get tired of. After all, this is Sunny Leone, one of the most Googled names ever, with a phenomenal fan following due to her former career and the intrigue and curiosity she instantly created when she was first unleashed upon Indian TV homes through BIG BOSS. And since then, has been across Bollywood Movies, albeit mostly entirely forgettable, but has also got through three 8-episode seasons on ZEE5 with a series on her life story.
And now, the ever-hungry-for-trivia fans of Sunny Leone can look forward to a classy documentary film, called Mostly Sunny, on three channels of the Discovery network, like a mini road-block on television. Discovery documentaries are always a great blend of well researched scripts and great video narratives, and should actually present the last word on Karenjit Kaur Vaura, who was born into an immigrant Sikh family in the gritty industrial city of Sarnia, Ontario. And how she rejected the strict moral code of her culture, stumbled into the world of pornography after she shifted along with her family to Orange County, California where she adopted the name Sunny Leone, was crowned “Penthouse Pet of the Year” and became a mega-star in adult films. And then arrived in the world of Bollywood movies.
Directed by filmmaker/photojournalist Dilip Mehta and Produced by Craig Thompson, Mostly Sunny catches up with Sunny Leone in the midst of the most audacious career shift anyone could imagine.
How would India, the land of her parent’s birth, welcome a former porn star into the sacrosanct world of Bollywood? Shunned by her community but adored by millions upon millions of fans from around the world, her bold move has so far paid off. She has been the most ‘Googled’ celebrity in India for five years, and one of the most watched on the internet; her social media stats are in the multiple millions and the film roles and brand endorsements continue to come in.
“The story of Sunny Leone is fascinating because it touches on so many relevant and conflicting themes,” says director Dilip Mehta. “On one hand it’s an immigrant story, but a story unlike any other. At the same time, it’s a reflection of how in India, culture and religion continue to be a source of conflict with the ‘Western’ way of life’.
Mostly Sunny is directed by filmmaker/photojournalist Dilip Mehta, Executive Producers are David Hamilton and Craig Thompson. Deepa Mehta (Beeba Boys, Midnight’s Children, Water) was Creative Consultant and shares the Co-Writer credit along with Dilip Mehta and Craig Thompson. Mostly Sunny is edited by Decebal Dascau with Dilip Mehta as the Director of Photography.
Catch this documentary to see what Discovery can add to trivia bank and serious information of the most Googled female actor and former porn star. It’ll be Mostly Sunny on May 24, 2019 at 21:00 hrs on Discovery Channel, Discovery HD World, TLC, TLC HD World.