There is no way anybody is looking away from her, no way anybody can. (Photo Courtesy: Sunny Leone Facebook)
The ACCUWEATHER app on everybodys smartphone at Samode Palace, Samode, Rajasthan, shows 43 degrees Celsius. The air is heavy with the promise of rain as the contestants of Splitsvilla 7, a reality television show on MTV India, take their places, their brows beaded with sweat. The production crew takes its position, cameras are switched on in every corner of the courtyard and then Sunny Leone walks in, wearing a red body-con dress, leopard print heels and a big smile. There is no way anybody is looking away from her, no way anybody can. If there is a heat wave in town, she is it.
A few hours later, at a press conference to promote the show, Sunny Leone flashes a mega-watt smile at the assembled media and says, People think they know me. They know the actor, but on this show, they will get to see me as I am. They will get to know me.