ZEE5 is quickly creating a reputation for itself as one of India’s leading web streaming services and this is primarily due to the variation of great content this OTT platform offers subscribers. Recently ZEE5 added yet another feather to its cap with the premiere of “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” that has been widely anticipated by ZEE5 subscribers, fans of Sunny Leone and people who are understandably curious about the life of Karenjit Kaur AKA Sunny Leone. Season 1 premiered on 16th July, 2018 and fans of the show just can’t get enough.
What is “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” about?
It is counterproductive to introduce Karenjit Kaur AKA Sunny Leone to an individual planning to watch “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” as the show is based on the premise of Sunny Leone’s rise to fame.
Fortunately; this former porn star and current Bollywood actress needs no introduction; her body of work (no pun intended) is well-known in India and the world. Sunny Leone is well-known however most public knowledge is limited to her professional work.
This intriguing web series partially answers a lot of questions about the actress’s early life, her foray into porn and the highs and lows she faces on the way up in her career in its first season.
The series empathetically and sensitively handles the morality questions that often crop up when it comes to mind that Karenjit Kaur AKA Sunny Leone wasn’t born a porn star but chose her profession while being a simple Indian Canadian girl from a run of the mill Sikh family.
The show sheds light on Karenjit’s foray into porn and her family’s reaction when faced with the prospect of watching Karenjit Kaur take on the mantle of Google’s most searched female; Sunny Leone.
It must be noted that is not a biopic in the true sense of the word; which is fortunate as artistic liberties often add to the intrigue surrounding larger than life personalities such as Sunny Leone.
Sunny Leone is a former porn Star and a current Bollywood Star and an aura of mystery is integral to maintaining star status. Watching “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” quickly draws a fine line between demystifying a Star and unraveling the untold story of Karenjit Kaur in the viewers mind and this is primarily due to a brilliant script and brilliant direction by Aditya Datt.
The three main protagonists of season one of “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” are Sunny’s mother played by Grusha Kapoor, her brother played by Karamvir Lamba and Sunny Leone playing herself.
Grusha Kapoor dishes out a stunning performance as the stereotypical bubbly Punjabi matron with a twist (she is fighting alcoholism) and Karamvir Lamba and Sunny dish out great sibling chemistry. The ten episodes of season one of “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” revolve around the early life of Karenjit Kaur and her rise to fame and in some quarters infamy as the first globally recognized porn star of Indian descent.
Based on this intriguing premise; “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” does not fail to deliver and in fact dishes out revelations both big and small from the early life and career of Sunny Leone; formerly known as Karenjit Kaur.
Celebrity stories are more often than not; transformational in nature; the unknown face becomes the heartthrob of millions. “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” follows on the same lines however, it is never clichéd or hackneyed. Interesting background details neatly fit into the narrative of “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” that mainly revolves around the premise of Sunny’s rise to fame.