I kept saying thank you to Shah Rukh Khan every two seconds: Sunny Leone
Actress Sunny Leone said that she is happy that Shah Rukh Khan showed faith in her by working with the actress in Raees and she now hopes that more A-listers would be open to work with her.
Sunny has shot a special song with Shah Rukh, 50, in the upcoming action-thriller.
“I hope different people in Bollywood of the calibre that of the three Khans (Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir) and others decide to work with me. He (SRK) has taken a leap of faith by working with me, giving me a chance. I feel so happy. It was a very proud and amazing moment for me, my husband and my team,” Sunny told PTI when asked if she thinks her appearance in Raees will make her more popular.
When the 34-year-old actress was offered the song, her initial query was if the king of romance would be in the same frame with her or not.
“I was flattered. I was on cloud nine. I was so happy and excited and nervous as well to see both of us (SRK and I) on the same frame. I was so emotional,” the Jism 2 star said.
“After the first shot I went upto to him (SRK) and said ‘Thank you for our first shot together’. I kept saying thank you every two seconds. I think he felt I was crazy,” she added.
Sunny will be seen grooving to the iconic ’80s track Laila O Laila with Shah Rukh.
“The song fits in a scene in the film. There are different moments in the song. There are moments when we (SRK and I) are together and it was really cool,” she adds.
The song Laila O Laila is from late actor-filmmaker Feroz Khan’s film Qurbani.
The original song featured actress Zeenat Aman. Now that Sunny will be stepping in the shoes of the iconic actress, comparisons are bound to happen but the Ek Paheli Leela actress isn’t worried about it.
“I think that (comparison) is the natural thing to happen. It was an iconic song and nobody should take that away. If I get compared to that film and the song I am quite ok with it as it was an amazing song,” she said.
Sunny believes when something amazing is created once it is hard to recreate it again.
“We are not doing a copy of the song,” she said.
The actress will be next seen in One Night Stand alongside Tanuj Virwani.