The behind-the-scenes drama during the making of Bobby Khan’s Ek Paheli Leela seems fodder for another screenplay altogether. It seems Sunny Leone, who is otherwise known to be a peaceful amiable soul, couldn’t get along with one of her co-stars Mohit Ahlawat at all. As luck would have it, Leone and Ahlawat had a lot of scenes together, as they play husband and wife. They also had to shoot an intense love-making sequence.
Says a source from the film, “They were constantly at loggerheads. Mohit has always been known to be hotheaded. While others on the sets pampered Sunny, Mohit largely ignored her. This didn’t go down well with Sunny and things came to a head between the two. By the time they came down to shooting the love-making scene, they were completely hostile with one another.”
The source says Sunny Leone wouldn’t do the love-making scene. Mohit too refused.
“Director Bobby Khan was at his wit’s end. It was at this point that Sunny’s husband, who was on the sets throughout and also has a cameo role in the film as a pilot, suggested that he act as a body double for Mohit Ahlawat. The love-making was shot with Sunny and with her husband Daniel Weber posing as Mohit’s character.”
Reacting to a story in a leading paper that his love-making scene with Sunny Leone in Ek Paheli Leela was shot with a body double, actor Rajniesh Duggal who plays Sunny’s lover quipped, “No thanks, no body-doubles for me. I can do all my love-making myself. That was me with Sunny. In fact if you look at the picture that they have published to show that my love-making scene was shot with a body-double, you can clearly see that’s me and not a body double.”
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