Sunny Leone is under fire of accusations for not returning Rs 5 lakh to by producer and distributor Bharat Patel. According to reports, Leone owes Patel the said amount tracing back to 2015 when Bharat Patel released his film Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi that starred Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in lead roles and a supposed dance number by Sunny Leone. But for some unspecified reasons, the idea of Sunny appearing in a cameo-dance number was sparred. Reports now claim that Leone did not return the amount nor did she do the dance number.
According to a source following the allegations, Bharat Patel in a statement said, “According to the deal, Sunny was supposed to be paid a total of Rs 40 lakh for the song – Rs 5 lakh as signing amount, Rs 5 lakh after the look test, Rs 10 lakh during the rehearsals and the remaining Rs 10 lakh during the promotions. Sunny was paid Rs 5 lakh as the signing amount but after that when she was called to discuss the dates with the other actors and the other details that needed to be finalised before the shoot, she did not respond to the production team’s calls and messages.”
Such claims of accusations have however been dismissed by Sunny’s source stating that such claims are rubbish. The source stated that Leone was looking forward to the number and had even allotted herself specific dates for it. “But there was a lot of back and forth on the dates and the makers kept changing the shoot dates. As a result, Sunny allotted her free dates to other projects. She’s a professional. How would she keep dealing with so much back and forth?”, the source added.