Good wins over evil for Sunny Leone!

HT City - - FRONT PAGE - Prashant Singh

On Satur­day (Novem­ber 3), Sunny Leone kept her date with Bengaluru city, for a stage per­for­mance, amidst a heavy se­cu­rity blan­ket. Pro-Kan­nada out­fits had threat­ened to or­gan­ise a mas­sive protest if she per­formed at the said event. Re­port­edly, po­lice had tight­ened the se­cu­rity in and around the venue fear­ing that the mem­bers of a fringe group, Kar­nataka Rak­shana Vedike Yuva Sene (KRVYS), would dis­rupt the show.

When con­tacted, Sunny told us, “To start with, I must say I am su­per happy and thank­ful to Bengaluru for show­ing up in such big num­bers. I will al­ways be in­debted to all of them for show­er­ing this kind of love and sup­port that they did. More than any­thing, it goes on to prove that there will al­ways be more good than evil. I am also re­ally thank­ful to Bengaluru Po­lice for be­ing so kind, gra­cious and sup­port­ive.” Sunny per­formed to a num­ber of hit songs such as Laila (from Raees) to Baby doll (Ragini MMS 2) dur­ing her per­for­mance. Lo­cal or­gan­is­ers said they were “ab­so­lutely de­lighted” to have Sunny per­form, “de­spite all the protests”.

Ap­par­ently, KRVYS — an off­shoot of pro-Kan­nada or­gan­i­sa­tion Kar­nataka Rak­shana Vedike (KRV) — was op­pos­ing the event, with the be­lief that the show would spoil the cul­ture of Bengaluru, and also be­cause she is play­ing the lead role in a multi-lin­gual movie Veerama­hadevi, a pe­riod drama por­tray­ing a war­rior. Back in 2017, too, Sunny’s show — slated to take place on De­cem­ber 31 — was can­celled fol­low­ing protests by some Kan­nada out­fits, in­clud­ing KRV.

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