One Night Stand was written keeping in mind Sunny Leone’s personality, says the director of the film, Jasmine D’Souza. “Before we started working on the project I had bounced off the idea to Sunny and she agreed to come on board immediately. So the role was written keeping her in mind.”
Did she live up to her vision for the film and character? “There were situations where Sunny wasn’t looking at a particular scene the way I was looking at it. So we would have discussions on the sets and once she was convinced, she would shoot them the way I envisioned it.”
The director stands up for Sunny who often finds herself in the midst of a controversy. “I don’t think it’s fair to judge someone because of the past. Sunny comes from the adult film industry but that doesn’t make her any less of a human than us. It’s our work that defines who we are. If I would have taken Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone, then no one would have asked why I chose them for my film. There’s so much hypocrisy within the industry.”
Rana Daggubati was to play the main lead in the film but due to the date clash with Baahubali he couldn’t be a part of it. Tanuj Virwani will now star opposite Leone.
The producer Furquan Khan said, “I am very happy with the product. I don’t know what people think of Sunny Leone but let me tell you that she is very professional and an extremely hardworking actor. We finished the film in 55 days. It was shot in Bangkok, Mumbai and Pune.”