Sunny Leone is grounded, professional, says Rajniesh Duggall

Friday, Jan 8, 2016,12:00 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Actor Rajniesh Duggall is all praise for his co-star Sunny Leone, with whom he has shared screen space twice, and says the actress is very grounded despite being extremely popular. Rajniesh first worked with the Jism 2 star in last year’s Ek Paheeli Leela. The duo will team up again for their forthcoming romantic-drama Beiimaan Love. Sunny Leone is very professional. It has been a great experience working with her. She is very well known, extremely famous, and yet very grounded. When on set, she is completely in the working-mode zone. We have worked previously so there was a good comfort zone between us, Rajinesh told.

The actor says Beiimaan Love is very dark and romantic unlike the duo’s last outing. It was a challenging role to play. It is a bold character and the film is about love, lust, revenge and drama. It is a dark romantic film. It won’t be like ‘Leela’, which was spanning in different times. It is a very today’s film. Rajniesh, who made his debut with Vikram Bhatt’s horror film 1920, will next be seen in Direct Ishq. He plays the role of Vickky, a flamboyant man, in the Rajiv S Ruia directed film. I was initially offered the role of Kabir Bajpai, before Arjun Bijlani came on board to play the character.

It was a soft, lover boy role which I didn’t want to do anymore. I said I will play the role of Vickky Shukla, who is an out-an-out masala ‘dabangi’ character, very flamboyant and charming, he said. The actor, who was also seen in bold romantic number Mohabbat Barsa Dena Tu from Bipasha Basu-starrer Creature 3D, says he wants to shed his image of a soft lover boy. It is a conscious decision to break free of the lover boy tag. I was endorsing a suitings brand for a long time and then I left it because I wanted to come out of the clean, complete man image. Hence I did ‘Ek Paheeli Leela’, the song ‘Mohabbat Barsa Dena’ and now ‘Direct Ishq’, he said.