Despite opposition over the event, Harish remains positive, more so, because he has obtained police permission for the event.

Despite opposition organiser of Sunny Leone event in Bluru is optimisticPTI/File
news Controversy Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 16:08

A day after Karave Yuva Sene, an offshoot of the pro-Kannada group Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) again threatened to oppose the event in Bengaluru where actor Sunny Leone will be performing, the organiser of the event remains upbeat.

Speaking to TNM, Harish, the organiser said, “I saw their press meet yesterday. But this time, it is not my turn to react to it. Since the police have given the permission (to hold the event), they are looking after it now.”

“I had started applying for permission a month ago and eventually got the official confirmation on September 14. So, to fix the date, I had to check with all the four parties – the police, the hotel management, Sunny Leone and Raghu Dixit. I started publicising only after I got the official permission,” he added.

Sunny will be performing at Hotel Orchid opposite Bagmane Tech Park on November 3 along with popular musician Raghu Dixit.

Read: ‘Attack on our culture’: Pro-Kannada group to protest Sunny Leone movie, event again

The groups that have voiced their opposition were the same that had created an uproar last time Sunny Leone was to perform at an event organised by the same organiser at the same venue.

The group has claimed their opposition was based on Sunny’s former occupation as an adult actor. They claimed her performance was against Kannada culture and will bring “disrepute” to the city. However, the organisers insisted that Sunny was performing at a family event.

After violent protests, the December 2017 event was stalled by police, who cited security concerns. The then Karnataka Home Minister, Ramalinga Reddy had cited the incident of her performance in Kochi a few days before, which had caused minor security problems. Despite Harish trying to approach the Karnataka High Court, Sunny had decided to back out of the event.



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