"I have been rejected for certain projects"
Sunny Leone is a name and face familiar to millions in India.
She has it all, so it naturally comes as a shock when she confesses that she has had to face rejections too.
In a conversation with Hindustan Times, she said: “Of course, everybody has to face rejections.
“You don’t want to feel that way, it affects your day, but then there’s tomorrow.
“You have something else going on. If someone’s not giving it to you, you go out and get it. How are you going to satisfy yourself and your career.”
The 41-year-old has a dedicated fan following, but when it comes to brands, it’s a different story.
Sunny Leone revealed that brands shy away from roping her in for endorsing them.
The actress added: “There’s no makeup brand in India who would put me in their ad film.
“That hurts, you are like ‘I can be just as good as they are’ A clothing brand that won’t give clothes to you to wear at an event because they are like you are not big enough for them.
“Then what do you do? I created my own makeup line, my own clothing brand. It’s mine.
“It’s really just about saying ‘you know what? Buzz off, I will just create it and make it all about how I want the world to view my brand.’”
Sunny Leone added: “It all has to work. Some people think when you sign a film, it’s just one yes, but you say a yes to so many different things… that have to happen before you even reach the set.
“I am talking about the business side of things, your contract, the money, stylist, hair and makeup person, what’s required of you. That’s how it is at least for me.
“There are a lot of things we say no to, and it hurts their feelings probably.”
“Think about it, if you are trying to sell something and they say a no, of course, it hurts. But there have been times when I have been rejected for certain projects, that I wished to be a part of.”
Sunny, who is married to Daniel Weber, is a doting mother to three kids – Nisha, Asher and Noah.
The actress often shares pictures and videos of herself and her family with her fans and they just cannot get enough of the actress.
Meanwhile, on the work front, she was last seen in the web series, Anamika.