A row of controversy has strangled the southern part of India with protestors claiming a ‘Padmaavat-like’ protest if their demands are not met. Sunny Leone has landed herself amid another buzz as she was cast in a multi-lingual film ‘Veeramadevi’ and the Pro-Kannada outfit Kannada Rakshana Vedike Yuva sene on Monday revolted saying that it was an insult to a historical figure.
The protest extended to such extremities that a couple of youth also cut their hands with blades so that the seriousness of their intentions were made clear. R Harish, the president of the group’s youth wing, claimed that it was not right to have Sunny Leone play a historical character, who had supported Hindus.
Harish said, “Leone is popular as a porn star and it such a person should not play a historical character, who is not only an icon of Kannada but also someone who built many temples.”
The casting will hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus and to dominate their demand, the protestors promised to disrupt a performance by Sunny Leone in Bengaluru on November 3. The agitated protestors threatened that they have bought at least 230 tickets for the performance, and will disrupt the event is she doesn’t stay away from the movie.
The protesters' fight was against Sunny acting as a historical character and not against her acting in any movie that was not historically important. Harish asserted that they want her to quit this movie. He warned, “Else, we will also have to protest like people in Rajasthan did against the movie Padmaavat.”
Harish M said on the November 3 event: “This is a Kannada event and we have even accommodated Raghu Dixit in it”, adding “The event comes under my purview, I cannot do anything about objections to a movie that I have nothing to do with.”