Sunny Leone, who has been constantly doing many Bollywood movies, is now all set to make her Tollywood debut as a leading lady. Though she appeared in films like Current Theega and PSV Garuda Vega, this is completely different. She is going to feature in a period drama as a warrior. The budget of the film is around Rs.150 crores. The film will be directed by V.C. Vadivudaiyan while Ponse Stephen will bankroll this project. The yet untitled film will be based on the culture of south India.
For this project, she is all geared up to learn sword fighting, horse riding and other stunt-related arts. For this purpose, a special trainer from Andhra Pradesh will fly to Mumbai and teach Sunny all these arts. Sunny has given a call sheet of 150 days, and around 70 minutes of the movie is said to be computer generated imagery-driven so the companies that did the CG for Baahubali and 2.0 have been roped in for this movie. It will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. The regular shoot of this movie will kickstart from February next year.
Talking about the film, Sunny Leone said in a video, “I am so excited about this film. I always wanted to shoot for a film like this where I would be playing a warrior. Just doing something different. My first ever full fledged film. My character is extremely strong and I think if there is any representation of woman I would love to play would be her because she is strong and independent woman. Some reports are claiming that this would change my image, I do not believe in it. I believe everything is a stepping stone towards something greater.” reports The Indian Express.
Sunny Leone also praised the South cinema and said “I have a special love towards south India, so I am very happy to do a straight Telugu movie. I have a lot of my fans in south India, especially Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.”