Pooja Bhatt to dub for Sunny Leone in 'Jism 2'
Besides directing "Jism 2", actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is all set to lend her voice to lead star Sunny Leone's character in the film.
"Jism 2" marks the Bollywood debut of the Indo-Canadian pornographic actress and Pooja says she is dubbing for Sunny's role on the insistence of her father Mahesh Bhatt, who has scripted the film.
"My father and unit insists on not using a 'dubbing artist' with a generic voice but something distinct," said the said the 40-year-old. Pooja says the fact that Sunny's onscreen persona Izna was her creation made it easier for her to lend her voice and emotions to it.
"It was not too difficult since the character she plays - Izna - has been created by me. Izna is more me than Sunny," said Pooja. "People should be delighted! Sunny Leone's body and Pooja Bhatt's voice and emotional quotient. Could one ask for more!," she added.
When asked how comfortable would she be dubbing bold dialogues in the movie, Pooja said, "It depends! I am a woman after all, and permitted ever so often to change my mind!" Pooja won acclaim with her performances in films like "Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin", "Tamanna" and "Zakhm", before turning director with the film "Paap" in 2004.
"Jism 2" is the sequel to the 2003 Bollywood film and is set to release on July 27. PTI