A pro-Kannada group organisation took out a march here on Thursday, in protest against Bollywood actress Sunny Leone’s scheduled visit to the city on December 31 for a New Year’s Eve show, saying it would be an “assault” on the city’s culture.
The Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) also burnt the pictures of the actress and demanding the cancellation of her programme.
R Harish, the state president of the pro-Kannada group told a leading media portal, “It’s a private event and the tickets are expensively priced.” He added. “It includes alcohol and other things. Such companies can continue working in the state if they show due respect.”
However, interestingly enough, there were no concerns raised over her previous visits to the city. “Sunny Leone doesn’t know anything about Kannada culture,” said Harish. “We don’t want our culture and our traditions to be disrupted by barely-clad women performing. We will not let the performance take place at the venue,” he added.
The tickets for the programme were being sold only from some infotech and biotech companies, he claimed. Harish also added that her presence would be an “assault on the city’s culture” and that “This is not the way to usher in the new year.” Apart from her private visits, the actress has even taken part in shootings for Sandalwood films like Luv U Alia, and DK.