The newest adult star to enter Indian cinema revealed that she is not envious of pornstar-turned-actor Sunny Leone’s success
It’s official, pornstar Priya Rai is not jealous of Sunny Leone and has confirmed this on her Twitter feed. When asked by a fan if she was, her response was a succinct: “Ummm no.” That settles that then. Those of you who do not follow the world of porn may not be aware of Priya yet, but if the success of Sunny is anything to go by, she’ll soon be a household name.
Priya Anjali Rai was born on Christmas Day 1977. Sadly, her parents abandoned her at birth. In 1979 she changed countries and cultures when American parents adopted her. Minneapolis was where she grew up. Like all good desi girls, she displayed an aptitude for academics and studied marketing at Arizona State University. In 2000, her good looks and fit frame led to her getting a job as an exotic dancer. After years of toiling away on the pole dance of life, she caught a break when she came to the notice of the American adult film industry and ‘acted’ in her first porn piece in 2007. A glittering career studded by several AVN Awards (the Oscars of porn) followed and Priya took pole position in as many as 97 films.
Priya is now 35 and like Sunny Leone before her, a desire to keep her clothes on for a change was aroused. To this end, she played the lead in Isis Rising: The Curse of the Lady Mummy that was released earlier this year and was by all accounts a masterpiece. And now, her return to her homeland is well nigh. One Asokan PK (no, we neither) has signed Priya up for her Bollywood debut and she’s due shortly in India for a 20-day shoot. There will be sex scenes, but no nudity.
Meanwhile, a perusal of Priya’s Twitter feed proves most instructive. One of her messages goes thus: “Dial in and cum talk to me”. Priya also helpfully provides a link and once clicked through, it leads to a site where for the competitive price of US$7.35 per minute (Rupees 401), a punter can talk to her for anywhere between five to 20 minutes. Talking is thirsty work and that explains this tweet: “looking for my local dj’s in houston for strip clubs preferably>>> any suggestions asap if possible… I need a drink”. In another tweet, while on vacation in Maui, Priya reveals: “Finally getting some color on my melons!!!” Kindly look at the pictures accompanying this piece and please guess which image Priya provided to go with her tweet.
Meanwhile, as it’s the height of summer and unpleasantly hot these days, it’s time for a cold shower. But before we go, we welcome Priya to Bollywood. It’s always nice to have another shy, retiring girl next door fogging up our screens.