She's aware that some popular actors have refused to work with her due to her past body of work as a porn star, but Indo-Canadian talent Sunny Leone has no regrets. She is focussed on making people take her "seriously as an actress", and says she'd love to work with Bollywood's Khan trio.
Sunny, who entered Indian showbiz first via reality show "Bigg Boss 5", went on to bag a role in "Jism 2", and from then on, starred in films like "Jackpot" and "Ragini MMS 2". She has gyrated to item numbers like "Laila", "Pink lips" and "Baby doll" and has already hosted a TV show "MTV Splitsvilla".
She says she's not here to compete with the Khans.
"I want to work with them... Salman, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, they are huge megastars. I have met Shah Rukh he is a nice man, Aamir is in my bucket list, if I get a chance to work with Salman, I would love to work with him," Sunny told IANS.
Her "Ek Paheli Leela" director has been talking about how some big names refused to work with Sunny in the film. And it's natural for the 33-year-old to feel bad about it, but she says "I don't see it that way. I just look forward to whatever I like to do. If actors don't want to be part of a project because of me, what can I do? I can't do anything about it. Everything happens for a reason in life.
"Of course, I feel bad. But I can't erase my past, nor do I want to. After each film, I pray that people take me more seriously as an actress," she added.
She says her film "Kuch Kuch Locha Hai" is a family film, and it's perhaps her first 'UA' rated film.
"My next is a family film with Ram Kapoor and I think the first movie that comes out as a 'U' rated film... After my song 'Baby doll', I have many young fans," said the actress, who went all out to promote "Ek Paheli Leela".
She says she was a "baby" when she joined the film industry, but now she has "learnt to walk" the path in filmdom.
"The set is my workshop and I learn something from there everyday. I learn many things when I am on the sets," she said.