Sunny Leone Prepares to Occupy 'Bigg Boss 5'

INDIA—Adult superstar and 2012 AVN Awards co-host Sunny Leone has just touched down in India in preparation for her no-longer-secret appearance on Bigg Boss 5, the Indian reality show that featured former Baywatch babe and sex tape queen Pamela Anderson in a “jaw dropping” appearance in 2010, according to the Times of India. This time, it’s Sunny’s turn to “generate some drama” as she inserts herself into the ongoing show this weekend.

This is the fifth season for Bigg Boss, during which, according to Wikipedia, “fourteen hand-picked housemates entered the house located in Karjat, a town, about halfway between Mumbai and Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Four additional wild card entries were made during the second, third week, fourth and the sixth week taking the number of contestants to eighteen. The housemates, considered strangers for each other, will spend 96 days (14 weeks) locked out together under the supervision of 55 cameras fitted around the house.”

According to news reports, a rumor has been swirling that former heavy weight champ Mike Tyson might be this season’s surprise celebrity guest from the West, but it was not to be. Leone, a gorgeous Indo-Canadian adult star who was the 2003 Penthouse Pet of the Year, was picked instead. In 2005, Sunny signed an exclusive contract with Vivid Entertainment to become a Vivid Girl and her first release for the company, Sunny, was released in 2005. In 2008 she launched Sunlust Pictures, her own imprint with Vivid Entertainment serving as distributor.

“It will be interesting to see how the mixed gag bag of the aggressive and argumentative celebs like Akashdeep Saigal, Amar Upadhyay, Siddharth Bharadwaj, Pooja Missra, Shraddha Sharma and Mahek Chahal in Bigg Boss will react to a porn star's entry in the show,” mused the Hindustan Times, which also reported that is not known whether Sunny is stopping by the house for a few days or plans to stay as a long-term participant.

AVN heard from Sunny herself, shortly after she arrived in India. “I am so excited to be chosen for the Bigg Boss 5 House. This show is the biggest show I have ever done,” Leone said.

"I was greeted here in India with open arms by the press,” she told AVN. “I have never seen so much press and paparazzi in my entire life. We exited the airport and it was so chaotic the police made us go back inside the airport. Let’s just say the police were not too happy with the paparazzi causing such a scene. This is going to be an amazing adventure going onto Bigg Boss 5, and it’s only just begun!

Click here for more about Leone and the show in the official press release from Vivid.

Sunny Leone and fellow adult star Bree Olson are set to co-host the 2012 AVN Awards, which will take place at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 21, 2012.