Sunny Leone New Year show in Bengaluru sparks protest, mass suicide threatened by Karnataka group

By: | Published: December 15, 2017 4:39 PM

Members of a pro-Kannada group Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuve Sene took to streets on Friday staging a demonstration against Bollywood actress Sunny Leone’s upcoming performance in a New Year Eve event at Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru.

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Members of a pro-Kannada group Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuve Sene took to streets on Friday staging a demonstration against Bollywood actress Sunny Leone’s upcoming performance in a New Year Eve event at Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru. Karnataka Vedike Yuve Sene is an offshoot of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuve. It staged a protest outside the Manyata Tech Park wearing black headbands, black arm ribbons and burning posters of the actress and will stage protests across 15 districts in the state, according to India Today. Sunny Leone has been invited to participate in New Year’s Eve Party named “Sunny Night in Bengaluru NYE 2018”. The pro-Kannada outfit demands that the show must not happen as it will affect the existing Kannada culture and they believe that shows with actress like Sunny Leone will cause more harm to their tradition.

According to one of the protesters, the group strongly condemns the image Sunny has created and they believe that bringing Sunny to Bengaluru will only corrupt men and women and will provoke them to behave inappropriately. As per India Today report, Harish the state president of the organisation said, “We are against Sunny wearing short clothes. If she wears saree and takes part in the event, even we’ll go watch her. Sunny doesn’t have a good past. We shouldn’t be encouraging such people. We will not hesitate to commit suicide on December 31.”

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However, the organiser of the event denied reports of Sunny Leone participating in the event wearing inappropriate clothes and asserted that the programme has been organised keeping Bengaluru and Kannada culture in mind. The organiser said that Sunny refused several shows offering her more money than they are and because she loves to perform in Bengaluru and Hyderabad she has accepted to perform at the event. The organisers are certain that the New Year party is a family show where the culture will be kept intact and assured that the protests are unnecessary. The Yuva Sene had called for a protest earlier in the week also and threatened to commit mass suicide if the event is not called off.

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