Friday, January 18, 2019 | ePaper
'Karenjit Kaur' The Untold Story of Sunny Leone first impression
A lot has been written and said about adult star-turned-Bollywood actor Sunny Leone. So much so that her life has now inspired a web series. Helmed by Aditya Datt, web series Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone premiered recently on ZEE5. The pilot of the show, which is 23 minutes long, is melodramatic and has quite a few moments of bad acting.
But the show has its moments as well. Rysa Saujani is convincing and charming as the young Karenjit. In fact, she is the one who dominates the screen in the first episode with her credible performance. There is a scene where Karenjit wants to go for her school dance wearing a brand-new dress. A dress that has not been made by her mother or is a hand-me-down. Deciding not to bother her parents for money, young Karenjit resolves to make enough cash on her own by selling lemonades, painting fences and walking dogs. In these scenes, we get a glimpse of how Sunny has always been the dignified and hard-working individual we have now come to know and admire.