Behind the Scenes with Sunny Leone

Bollywood’s unexpected star takes us behind the scenes of her next movie.

Sunny Leone

A crowd gathered along the banks of the Mandovi River in Panjim, India, to watch Sunny Leone film scenes for “Jackpot,” a Bollywood film in which she stars.


By early afternoon, the crowd of spectators spilled into the street.


A cow roamed the beach in north Goa, near one of the movie’s filming locations.


Unlike the rest of India, the state of Goa was a Portuguese colony, and Catholic churches dot its landscape. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Panjim, is one of the oldest.


“Jackpot” was filmed during monsoon season, when most pedestrians are carrying umbrellas. Here, two boys walk past a Hindu temple in Panjim.


Not far from the set of “Jackpot,” a woman walks down a quiet street lined with Indo-Portuguese colonial houses.


Naseeruddin Shah, a respected character actor who costars with Leone, is interviewed on set by the Indian press.


Naseeruddin Shah, who plays a crime boss in blond dreadlocks, films a scene with Leone and Sachiin Joshi.


The crew of “Jackpot” mind the camera during a shoot in north Goa.


Sunny Leone, the American porn star turned Bollywood star, on set in Goa’s capital city of Panjim, security guards gathered behind her.


India’s film press interviews Sunny Leone on set near the Mandovi River in Panjim.


Sunny Leone during a quiet moment in her trailer on the set of “Jackpot,” with her Los Angeles-based makeup artist, Melissa Murphy.