Panaji: `Boom` fame director Kaizad Gustad says Indo-Canadian porn star-turned-Bollywood actress Sunny Leone is not just eye candy in his film `Jackpot`. In fact, she is the mastermind of all that happens in the film.
"If you have Sunny Leone in your film, it cannot happen that you don`t have something sexy about her. But she is not just a prop or background or eye candy to look pretty (in the film)," Gustad said here in an interview.
"I have actually given her a role where she is playing a kind of femme fatale... She is the actual mastermind of all the `jhol` (mischief) in the film. I`ve tried to portray her in a very intelligent way," he added.
`Jackpot`, set in Goa, also features Naseeruddin Shah and Sachiin Joshi. It marks the Bollywood debut of Tamil actor Bharat.
The director is impressed with Sunny`s hard work and said that it`s always nice for a filmmaker to work with actors who are as dedicated as her.
"What I liked about Sunny is her determination and hard work. I found it very refreshing. She is always on time, always ready, waiting and listening and wanting to do more," Gustad said.
Sunny made her Bollywood debut with `Jism 2`. She rose to popularity in India after her stint on the fifth season of TV reality show `Bigg Boss`.