Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone, is one of the most interesting miniseries of the year, not because it is based on a revolutionary personality, but because actress, Sunny Leone is going to play herself in the story that details her childhood, her relationship with her family and her tumultuous career as a porn star. There had been expectations that the show is going to be salacious and as risque as Leone’s image in the media. But, the trailer, which was released this month, seems to be more serious and emotional than sexual. It shows the younger Karenjit, who is not the glamorous young woman that she’d become, but a girl who throws newspapers in people’s lawns and lives with her family.
Slowly, however, she begins to bloom, and her beauty catches the eye of the sex industry. She begins to shoot for magazines, without telling her father about her profession, but soon, her life comes undone as she tries to accept the reality of her situation. The series looks compelling, and even though it isn’t the most prestigious project ever, Sunny’s will power to show her story to the world demands attention.
The show is going to premier on July 16 2018 on ZEE5. Marc Buckner plays her husband in the series, Daniel Webber. Sunny Leone has been the target of trolling and off putting remarks on her previous profession on social media, but has said that even though she doesn’t sees herself as a victim, his is definitely a soft target for people to make fun of and abuse. It remains to be seen if her efforts to show her reality is going to yield any results since she has not gotten acclaim in the field of acting, or if people would dismiss the show as another tactic to attract controversy.