5 Reasons Why Sunny Leone’s Journey From Karenjit Kaur To A Superstar Is A Must Watch

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1. A reality check

Actress Rysa Saujani in a scene from Karenjit Kaur The Untold Story
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As rightly pointed out in the trailer of ZEE5 original Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone, the actress has been showered with an equal amount of love and hate. Sunny journeyed from a unibrow-ed middle-class girl to a sensuous adult movie star who made an entire generation crazy about her photos, videos, songs, and films. The web series narrates the unheard and lesser-known story of India’s Most Googled celebrity star who has taken bricks and bats, laurels and accolades and highs and lows all in her stride.

An embodiment of self-empowerment, the unmaking of Karenjit and the making of a brand Sunny is one twisted tale of a girl who chose to walk the damned path out of a strong will. Even if it earned her a label “no Indian woman would ever aspire to be,” as we shown in the clip. It is this very reason that makes us want to look up her history, something many of us have been constantly erasing from our browsers for long. Thus, here are 5 reasons why Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone is unapologetically and deservedly heroic, and a must-watch!

The three-part series is a real reveal – recounting days of Sunny being bullied in school, to a somewhat shy teenager who had to leave her hometown. Nobody, until today, bothered to know about this phase of the Baby Doll star’s life. The episodes are kept crisp and to the point, no padding required whatsoever.

2. The series answers why Sunny Leone joined the adult entertainment industry

Sunny Leone sitting on a piano in a scene from Karenjit Kaur
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The web show opens a can of worms and skeletons from Sunny’s past life, which until now, were tightly sealed. The actress had started out as a model to earn extra bucks and was even studying to become a nurse until the porn industry happened to her. However, she hid nothing from her family and kept fears aside to continue to march to the beat of her own drum. An extremely empowering step taken only out of the strong will!

3. Sunny Leone's life makes you take a second look at the face of fame

An emotional scene from Karenjit Kaur
An emotional scene from Karenjit Kaur (Source: ZEE5)

There aren’t many stories that tell us what is the price that stardom can make us pay. We see the gloss n’ glam lives of celebrities and wish it for ourselves but you know what they say – be careful what you wish for! Sunny made a conscious and brave decision to enter the adult entertainment profession but the judgemental society only saw it as an act of shame. She carries zero regrets and that’s what makes it even more correct.

4. Sunny Leone's mother was a closeted drinker

A scene from Karenjit Kaur season 1
(Source: ZEE5)

The Ragini MMS 2 actress’ mother was a closeted alcoholic whereas it was her father’s unemployment that made her take up modelling in the first place. However, she had a strong and solid support system in her brother Sundeep (aka Sunny) throughout the curveballs life threw at her.

5. It's all about GUTS

A screenshot taken from ZEE5 Original Karenjit Kaur The Untold Story
(Source: ZEE5)

Confidence has more to do with attitude, and you can conquer it all. The girl said it herself.

I’m sure these reasons are enough to pique your interest in the web series. If you have got any more, let us know in the comments below what you think!

Convinced enough? So now watch Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone on ZEE5 right away!