Hot Sunny Leone replaces not so hot Mallika Sherawat

Sunny Leone’s growing popularity has grabbed her promising projects. The porn star turned Bollywood actress with Pooja Bhatt’s ‘Jism 2’ has bagged another mainstream cinema. She has replaced Mallika Sherawat to play Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor’s ‘ladylove in 'Welcome 2'. The makers felt that Mallika is no longer the hot product of Bollywood and she has lost her popularity in recent times while Sunny’s charm has left everyone speechless.

“Mallika is busy doing her television show, and besides, the filmmakers felt that she isn’t as popular as she was during the making of Welcome. Sunny’s growing popularity on the other hand, works very well for the film,” says a source.

Sunny’s Laila item number from ‘Shootout At Wadala’ has made guys fall head over heels and the makers of ‘Welcome 2’ did not want to burn their hands by casting icy Mallika Sherawat. Sunny is currently shooting Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Ragini MMS’.Mallika has recently posted few picture of her on social networking site which clearly shows that she has lost her glamor.

The makers have retained the original star cast with few major changes. John Abraham replaced Akshay Kumar to play the lead male role.

Mallika now moved from large screen to small screen. She will feature on TV show The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika, which is based on US TV show "The Bachelor". In the show, Mallika will explore for her soulmate.  The show will be aired on Life OK.