One of the things that got her through was her work ethic and a bit of luck in the form of Mahesh Bhatt. Here are 2 instances:
Before Sunny Leone entered the Bigg Boss house, Ujjwala Dutt, one of the producers of the show, was assigned to help her get used to India.
She is intelligent and confident and had done her homework. She was never embarrassed of her profession, but said she was done with it and needed a change, she says.
Sunny Leone did not have to wait long; Mahesh Bhatt stepped into the Bigg Boss house to offer her Jism 2.
When I approached Sunny Leone for the film, the whos who in Bollywood told me that I was committing hara-kiri because India is a traditional country and the audience would never accept her. But she was already on the show and viewers didnt seem to have a problem, says Bhatt.
Sunnys success is a marketing coup. She made a smart choice to be a part of successful franchise films like Jism 2 and Ragini MMS 2. Shes not fighting for the traditional Indian heroines space, he says.