In 2012, porn film star Sunny Leone made her debut in mainstream Bollywood with a lead role in the hit film Jism 2. Sunny Leone is now very popular and she has been the most Googled Indian celebrity for two consecutive years.
Initially Sunny Leone was not accepted by Bollywood artists, specially by actresses. Sunny Leone said "The women in Bollywood I've noticed, in the last six months, through responses in social media, and people are more willing to say hello. But at first, definitely I felt like the elephant in the room. People stare but don't want to say hi.”
Sunny further said “I remember one of the first award shows that I went to, they wanted to put me on stage with another woman, or any actor, and they all said no. And someone really nice ended up saying yes, so it was a lot more open minded (of them) I guess. But it was a weird moment, to feel that people are so against you or they are scared of you or whatever is going on in their mind."