Zee5 has announced the launch of biopic of Sunny Leone. Titled ‘The untold story of Sunny Leone’, the biopic will premiere on July 16 on Zee5. Given the app’s multi-lingual experience, the series will also be available in Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi languages.
A Zee5 original, the series captures the journey of Leone, born as Karenjit Kaur in a middle-class Sikh family, and her makeover from being an innocent girl to an adult film actress and eventually a Bollywood sensation.
Right from her reasons of getting into the adult industry, choosing the name Sunny to owing meeting her husband to the industry itself, she tells her story on her terms, in her inimitable style – one with no regrets.
Leone, who has a huge fan following across the world, has become a trend-setter of sorts by effortlessly making her way from computer screens to dinner-table conversations in many a household, even in traditional and small-town India.
Commenting on the launch, Tarun Katial, CEO, Zee5 India, said, “It has been always been our endeavor to proffer viewers a platform that offers content which is bold, edgy and stirs emotions. While our past shows have ticked several boxes for us in getting the right product, Karenjit Kaur is a perfect blend of all of those and more. The Ormax Media & Dragonfly Research gave us insights that there has been a lot of interest in knowing the real story of Sunny, and we are confident that this series will present the viewers her real journey. Karenjit’s story is one that will resonate across the country that we, as ZEE5, have made strong inroads into. This is evident from the massive interest the motion poster and trailers enjoyed when launched. The motion poster of the series garnered more than 9 million views in just a week, and the trailer broke the internet by garnering 20 million views in just three days of going live.”
“Six months of operations – this has been a very exciting journey for us at ZEE5. And during this time, we have been constantly reinventing ourselves based on viewer experience and feedback,” he concluded.
Speaking at the launch, Leone commented, “This is the first time I am telling my story on my own terms. And I am so thrilled by the warm response that the series has received so far. Reliving some of my life’s moments has been a very emotionally draining experience for me, and I am very thankful for the support of my real-life and reel-life family through all of this. This is a very special endeavor for me, and I hope this will enjoy your love and support as I have in the past years.”