VJ-Turned-Actor Andy Talks About Working With Sunny Leone In Ek Paheli Leela
Channel V's most favorite VJ Andy is a known television personality not only for hosting ‘Dare 2 Date' (a dating reality show) but also for his participation in the 7th season of ‘Bigg Boss', in which he finished 5th. He will soon be seen starring alongside Sunny Leone in the upcoming film ‘Ek Paheli Leela'. In an exclusive interview with The Brunette Diaries, Andy talks about his experience while working with Sunny Leone, and the off-screen rapport they share.
1. What exactly is your role in 'Ek Paheli Leela'?
My role in the film is of a London-based Modeling Agent who manages to sign a super model from Milan. My character is based very loosely on Mr. Jay from ANTM (America's Next Top Model). I also have been a part of the fashion bourgeoisie so have accumulated many characteristics I felt I'd seen firsthand at London Fashion Week. The director Bobby Khan wanted me to keep my own name for the film as it seemed apt as I too hail from London.
2. How did you bag the role in the film?
Ahmed and Bobby both wanted me for the film, so a meeting was set up. I loved the idea of the film and my role, so a decision was made.
3. How was it working with Sunny Leone?
Working with Sunny is like a dream! She's is so down to earth and willing to help with scenes even when she's not in the shot, she was happy to say dialogues for my close ups. The absolute best part is we became very good friends over an amazing cup of coffee which she taught me to make! Now I only drink that coffee!
4. You both have been promoting the movie together. How is your off-screen rapport with Sunny Leone?
Sunny and Daniel are a very warm and adorable couple. Spending time with them is a pleasure. They are the type of couple I'd like to be once I find my other half. So, spending time with Sunny and Dan is like spending time with family.
5. Both, you and Sunny, have been a part of Bigg Boss [in different seasons, of course]. Did you both ever chat up on that subject?
In fact, the last time we were having dinner together we discussed the episode where Sunny came into the Bigg Boss house in my season and I came out of the box task after 24 hours! She said she would have chosen me for her date if Bigg Boss had allowed it.
1. 5 things you can't live without
La Prairie face products
My iPhone 6 plus
2. Your favourite perfume
L'Homme Libre YSL
3. You love shopping at
Selfridges in London
4. What you enjoy doing the most
I enjoy watching a real good movie or chatting into the night with friends
5. Three people whose contact numbers you remember by-heart
My best friend Mehma
And my home number in London