Sunny Leone has successfully marked her space in Bollywood and has undoubtedly come a long way. However, her struggle for acceptance in India is far from over. Sunny has worked hard to make her way but still faces issues relating to acceptance in India.
Recently, the actress faced protest against her participation in a New Year event at Bengaluru. A pro-Kannada group, identified as Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene, threatened to commit mass suicide over Sunny’s participation in a New Year’s Eve performance in Bengaluru, reported Indian media.
Protesting in front Manyata Tech Park, the group burnt her posters and condemned her programmes as an assault on Karnataka’s culture.
India Today’s report quoted the state president of the protesting group as saying, “We are against Sunny wearing short clothes. If she wears a 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 31 December.”
Taking notice of the incident, the Karnataka government denied permission to Bollywood actor Sunny Leone to perform at a New Year’s Eve show in Bengaluru.