Addressing a promotional event in Mumbai on Thursday, Mahesh Bhatt said, "It is a conservative... traditional film in a way. It is about a journey of a porn star, her longing for real love. It is a journey of a woman from the lust market who peddles lust to people's anguish. It is her quest for love."
The Bollywood filmmaker told PTI, "Jism 2 is of an erotic thriller genre. It is not right to think that it is only that.. there is emotional quotient in the film as well which is very different from other movies. We had Sunny in our mind since 2002, but things did not materalise then."
Mahesh Bhatt added, "We had also thought of Mallika and Bipasha, but Pooja Bhatt (director) felt both were not apt, she was not happy with it. She felt it would be like treading on the similar path. Then again we had an encounter with Sunny and Pooja was more than happy to have her in the film."
Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh play Sunny Leone's love interest in the film Jism 2, which releases on August 3. Mahesh Bhatt further said, "We saw Indianess in Sunny, she had a persona of a porn star and she fit the bill for Jism 2. The requirement of the film was that a girl who makes a living for herself through the path of sin but has a heart of gold."