Actor Sunny leone successfully staged her maiden performance in Bengaluru amid threats from the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene (KRVYS) that they would disrupt the show.
The Bengaluru police ensured that no hindrance was caused and tightened the security in and around the venue fearing that the members of the fringe group would cause trouble.
In the wake of the threat from the pro-Kannada outfit, around 200 policemen in civil dress were deployed at the venue.
Thanking the Bengaluru police, Leone posted a video on Twitter. She wrote, “Thank you so so much Bangalore Police @BlrCityPolice! You are so amazing and hardworking! And @911Yusuf and my team for your hard work! The people here…you showed me tonight there is more good then evil! Love you all!” (sic)
In the video, she added, “Special thank you to the police here in Bangalore. You guys are unbelievable at your job. You are so kind, so gracious, so generous with everything that you have done for me here.”
Thank you so so much Bangalore Police @BlrCityPolice! You are so amazing and hardworking! And @911Yusuf and my team for your hard work! The people here…you showed me tonight there is more good then evil! Love you all! pic.twitter.com/v0sq6BPYFj
— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) November 3, 2018
The threat from the fringe group had come in the wake of two reasons; first being that they feared that event would spoil the culture of Bengaluru and second, Sunny Leone was playing the lead role in a multi-lingual movie Veera Mahadevi, a period drama portraying a warrior.
Citing reason for calling off the agitation, KRVYS state president R Harish said that they had inputs that their rival group was planning to stage a parallel agitation only to defame them.
“We wanted a peaceful agitation. Our intention was never to create a commotion. Hence we backed off,” said Harish. The organisers had earlier planned to host the same event last year on December 31 night. However, it could not take place as the organisers had not obtained the permission of police.
(With inputs from PTI)