Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone

Karenjit Kaur – the untold story of Sunny Leone is a ZEE5 Original Web Series. The series captures the journey of former pornstar-turned-actor Sunny Leone, born as Karenjit Kaur in a middle-class Sikh family, and her makeover from being an innocent girl to an adult film actress and eventually a Bollywood star. The ten-episode biopic premiered on the platform on 16 July 2018 on ZEE5 in multiple languages, including Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi.[4][5]

Karenjit Kaur – the untold story of Sunny Leone
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Poster
GenreBiography
Screenplay by
  • Karan Shrikant Sharma (season 1 & 2)
  • Niranjan Kaushik (season 1)[1]
Directed byAditya Datt
Starring
Theme music composerRachita Arora
Composer(s)
  • Anurag Shanker (season 1)
  • Tallz (season 2)
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes20[2] (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sanjay Mehta(season 1)
  • Sudhir Narayan Sherigar (season 2)
  • Shahnawaz Iqbal Dabhoiwala (season 2)
Producer(s)
  • Kishor Arora
  • Akash Chawla
  • Shareen Mantri Kedia
  • Arunava Sengupta
Cinematography
Editor(s)
  • Jitendra Prakash Dongare (season 1)
  • Sandeep Kurup (season 2)
Running timeapprox. 20 minutes[3]
Production company(s)
  • Namah Pictures
  • Fresh Lime Films
DistributorZee5
Release
Original releaseJuly 16, 2018 (2018-07-16) –
April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
External links
Website

DescriptionEdit

The biopic stars Sunny Leone, Raj Arjun, Rysa Saujani, Karamvir Lamba, Bijay Jasjit Anand, Grusha Kapoor, Vanish Pradhan and Marc Buckner. Karenjit tells her story on her terms, in her inimitable style – one with no regrets. Right from her reasons of getting into the adult industry, choosing the name Sunny to owing meeting her husband to the industry itself.

Directed by Aditya Datt and written by Karan Sharma, the series reveals her history, family, boyfriend-turned-husband Daniel Webber and traces lesser-known facts about her transformation from an adult film star to a popular mainstream actress.[6]

The show was primarily shot in Cape Town and Mumbai. The shoot was over by May 2018.

CastEdit

  • Sunny Leone as Karenjit Kaur
  • Rysa Saujani as Young Karenjit[7]
  • Bijay J. Anand as Jaspal Singh Vohra
  • Grusha Kapoor as Balwant Kaur Vohra
  • Raj Arjun as Anupam Chaubey, a news anchor
  • Karamvir Lamba as Sundeep[8]
  • Vansh Pradhan as Young Sundeep
  • Marc Buckner as Daniel
  • Johan Badh as Nate
  • Joanna Robaczewska as Tanya

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
26September 18, 2018 (2018-09-18)
34April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)

Season 1Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [9]Original release date
11"Talking Tough"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
22"City of No Angels"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
33"Virgin Mary"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
44"Taking the Plunge"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
55"Birth of Sunny Leone"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
66"The Devil Wears Nothing"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
77"As Bad As It Gets"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
88"Love at First Sight"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
99"The Black Sheep"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)
1010"A New Chapter Begins"July 16, 2018 (2018-07-16)

Season 2Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [9]Original release date
111"Beat around the Bush"September 18, 2018 (2018-09-18)
122"Guilty of Doing It our way"September 18, 2018 (2018-09-18)
133"Is It Happily Ever After?"September 18, 2018 (2018-09-18)
144"The Princess and The Frogs"September 18, 2018 (2018-09-18)
155"The Last Wish!"September 18, 2018 (2018-09-18)
166"Time to Say Goodbye"September 18, 2018 (2018-09-18)

Season 3Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [9]Original release date
171"Born to be a Chef!"April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
182"Princess Finds Her Prince"April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
193"It’s Time to Grow Big!"April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
204"Flight to India…"April 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Karenjit Kaur Review: Precise! Satisfactory!". justformoviefreaks.in. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  2. ^ "Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone second season announced; to premiere on 18 September- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Karenjit Kaur:The Untold Story of Sunny Leone Episode 1 review:It takes nerves of steel to tell this bold tale". Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  4. ^ "Sunny Leone's biopic to premiere on ZEE5 from July 16—Watch teaser". Zee News. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  5. ^ "Sunny Leone's ZEE5 Biopic Will Conclude With Season 3 on April 5". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  6. ^ "Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone season 2 trailer charts actor's trying journey- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  7. ^ "Rysa Saujani on playing younger Sunny Leone: The role was emotionally very challenging". The Indian Express. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  8. ^ "Sunny Leone introduces Karamvir Lamba who essays her reel life brother in Karenjit Kaur - Rediff Realtime News". realtime.rediff.com. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  9. ^ a b c "List of episodes". www.zee5.com. Retrieved 2018-09-21.

External linksEdit