HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Already established in America as a top adult star, Sunny Leone is setting her sights abroad. Her recent takeover of India's Bigg Boss reality show sets her up as an international phenomenon. The beautiful brunette is co-hosting the 2012 AVN Awards with Bree Olson and Dave Attell.
Mainstream sites across the globe have been covering Leone's growing celebrity—one of the few times an adult star has been prominently and positively showcased.
Bigg Boss is a reality television show in which a group of Indian celebrity house guests compete for a grand prize while being watched around the clock. Leone's presence as a contestant has been met with an overwhelming approval from the media.
Jason Burke of Guardian.co.uk noted that Leone “has been better behaved than most of her housemates, so far remaining polite, well-spoken and fully clothed," while TheSmokingJacket.com blazed the headline "Sunny Leone Is the Hottest Thing on Indian Reality TV."
Other news sites and blogs have also commented about Sunny's impact on Indian pop culture, including the Hindustan Times, Rediff.com, India Today, The Times of India, One India Entertainment and ByronCrawford.com.
While Sunny Leone has been on Bigg Boss, the show has attained its highest ratings to date with approximately 29 million viewers for a recent episode. Following her first appearance in the house, the award-winning star has seen the number of people who follow her on Twitter skyrocket, shooting her past 110,000 followers and counting.
Sunny is now a top Google search in India, and Facebook fan pages dedicated to her have been blowing up the social networking site.
The overwhelming impact she has had in the media poised the star for more mainstream ventures. Prominent and award-winning Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is eyeing Sunny for a sequel to the 2003 smash hit Jism. A three-picture Bollywood deal is currently under discussion.
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