From a global icon to a mother of three, Sunny Leone has won over millions of hearts through her journey, breaking stereotypes, and speaking her We speak to the global icon about all things related to LOVE. The actress who feels love is “unconditional and limitless,” also feels it is there in “the good, the bad, and the ugly.” She even mentions how the meaning of love has changed for her over time, adding that she is amazed how she can love someone more than she did before. But what is her idea of an ideal date, how does she and hubby Daniel Weber romance each other? To know that and more, read our exclusive interview with Sunny right here.
You are one of the most googled icons globally. How has that manifested for and against you in life?
It’s only worked for me, and I’m so thankful to my fans out there.
You have always stayed focused. In fact, you persevered through the toughest of times when you came to India. What kept you going?
The fact that in my eyes, I could only go in one direction, which is forward. And pushing through the negative.
From being an outsider in the industry to now being accepted, how have things changed?
Things are evolving all the time. And they’ve only changed for the better! I have learned so much here in India, I absolutely love it.
How do you manage personal time along with your busy schedules?
It’s not easy and at times, it can be taxing. But it’s important for me to do both. I just work it out. There is no other option. I need to be with my family as much as I love working. I can’t function without both being in harmony.
What did Sunny Leone’s date night look like 10 years back?
Dinner, wine and a good conversation.
What does Sunny’s ideal date night look like today?
The same as it looked 10 years ago.
How do you keep your love life interesting?
Well, I married my best friend, so it’s always interesting.
Kids are a big and lifelong responsibility. What prompted that decision to have not one, but three kids?
I have always wanted to adopt since I was very young. And I found the correct partner to do that with. We adopted
Nisha. And our boys are mine and Daniel’s genes. They are not adopted but are our biological children. Our decision on three children was God’s Plan. We planned for one, and God planned for three at once. I couldn’t imagine it any other way. But it definitely was a big surprise to us.
Did you not feel even a moment of doubt or fear before you took that decision?
Ah yeah. But it was not planned, it happened. And we were definitely ready for children. So we just worked it out. Both, Daniel and I are so, so happy with every second we spend with all three of them. They really are a gift from heaven.
How do you and Daniel romance each other now? How do you keep your relationship refreshing and healthy?
We both still do spontaneous things now and then. We really work on it and try and make our lives together work. We love and respect each other and want to spend time together.
How do you keep your spark alive?
I don’t know how to answer this in detail, but we just make it work.
In terms of film projects, has being seen as a mother changed the kind of offers and the number of offers that come to you?
Not at all. This year, there are so many things happening and it’s all great work.
Has motherhood impacted the kind of roles you choose?
What are the films in the pipeline right now for you?
Two South films, one Bollywood film, two television/digital shows. There is a lot happening and I am excited and looking forward to the same.
Have you ever thought of hosting a show? If you did create such a show, what would you call it and what would it be about?
I have no idea. But if I was creating a show, I would not tell anyone until it was complete.
With parenthood, between you and Daniel, how do you balance the time and mood swings, if any?
Mood swings don’t happen just because you have kids. After you spend so much time with someone, you do learn each other’s habits and things that bother one another. So it’s simple. Just don’t do something that will irritate the other. And I am a firm believer in ‘pick and choose your battles.’ Fighting over something small is not going to get you anywhere.
How have the kids impacted your relationship with Daniel? The pluses and the minuses…
Of course, it has. Mainly that I look at him with so much more love and respect now. I have never seen a father so emotionally and physically involved with his children. He and I work as a team to make sure one of us is with our children at all times. It’s very important to both of us that we build an emotionally connected and stable family. We want our children to learn from us as much as possible. Yes, we have lots of help. But both, Daniel and I do almost everything for our children. The only negative I could think of is that we don’t always get to travel together anymore because of this philosophy we have adopted. But we do cherish the time we spend together.
Do your children recognise you as a star yet? How do they react to all the attention you draw?
No, they are too young to understand. They don’t know. And we plan to shield them from all this as much as possible.
Have you seen a change of reaction from the industry folk to your changed persona?
Most people I meet are very nice, they always have been.
What would your advice on love be to the younger generation today?
Marry your best friend. Marry a man who loves and respects his mother and sisters. Marry a woman who also respects and loves her family. At the end of the day, it’s family that matters the most.