Recently, actress and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt revealed that her original choice for the lead role in the 2003 film Jism opposite John Abraham was none other than Sunny Leone. However, due to professional commitments at the time, Sunny couldn't be a part of the project, eventually leading to the casting of Bipasha Basu.
Pooja Bhatt reveals Sunny Leone was first choice for Jism before Bipasha Basu; recalls, “My office contacted her manager”
Pooja shared this interesting anecdote during an interview with Siddharth Kanan, shedding light on how the decision unfolded. Pooja explained, "I wanted to cast Sunny Leone in Jism part 1. Before meeting Bipasha (Basu), I had read about Sunny Leone. A publication had written a small snippet on her, it said, 'people to watch out for,' and had Sunny Leone's picture in it."
She further added, "At the time, my office contacted her manager in America and they told us that she had just signed a contract with Penthouse, and so it wouldn't be possible (for her to be in Jism 1) because she had a professional commitment. So we forgot about it. So, of course, we went to Bipasha, and have no regrets. Bipasha was stunning in the film. Bipasha and John Abraham's chemistry was also electric. So, no regrets at all."
Nevertheless, Pooja Bhatt didn't give up on her desire to work with Sunny Leone. She successfully cast Sunny in Jism 2 in 2012, marking the latter's debut in Hindi films.
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