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Saturday Dec 16 2017
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Indian protesters threaten to commit suicide over Sunny Leone's performance

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GEO NEWS
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. Photo: file
 

Sunny Leone is no stranger to controversies. The Bollywood lass who has worked hard to make her way but still faces issues relating to acceptance in India.

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 on Friday, the group burnt her posters and condemned her programmes as an assault on Karnataka's culture.

The president of the organisation, Harish said that he wouldn’t mind if the actress wears a saree and performs.

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.

"We have denied permission fearing law and order problems in the wake of protests by pro-Kannada outfits and also keeping in view the directions of the Karnataka high court in a molestation case reported on MG Road last New Year's Eve," said home minister R Ramalinga Reddy. 

He added that they decided not to grant permission considering that her fans in Kochi went berserk during her visit there in August. "We took feedback from Kochi police before taking the decision," Reddy added.