BOL­LY­WOOD

‘I’M BE­ING MIS­TAKEN FOR A BOL­LY­WOOD SEX SYM­BOL’

Fiji Sun - - Nation -

Aman who has been be­sieged by calls af­ter a Bol­ly­wood film mis­tak­enly pub­li­cised his phone num­ber says he is ex­hausted and frus­trated by the con­stant at­ten­tion. In the film, Ar­jun Patiala, ac­tress Sunny Leone reads out the phone num­ber of the char­ac­ter she plays - which happens to be­long to 26-year-old Puneet Agar­wal. Mr Agar­wal told the BBC he had been re­ceiv­ing more than 100 calls a day since the movie was re­leased on July 26.

“I don’t even dream any more,” he says. “The phone keeps ring­ing un­til four in the morn­ing.”

The calls are dis­rupt­ing his life to such an ex­tent that he is tak­ing le­gal ac­tion to try to get the film edited so his phone num­ber is bleeped out. Leone is a for­mer Amer­i­can porn star who has since bro­ken into Bol­ly­wood. She has acted in erotic thrillers and adult come­dies, and is of­ten por­trayed as a sex sym­bol. So per­haps it’s not sur­pris­ing that men from across India - and even the world - are calling Mr Agar­wal be­cause they be­lieve it is re­ally her num­ber.

And Mr Agar­wal is tired of it. “They (the film’s pro­duc­ers) should have at least called to check if it’s a real num­ber,” he told BBC Hindi’s Bhu­mika Rai.

The di­rec­tor of Ar­jun Patiala, Ro­hit Ju­graj Chauhan, de­clined to com­ment.

Sunny Leone. INSET: Puneet Agar­wal.

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