The Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene, which has steadily been protesting against actor Sunny Leone performing in Bengaluru has now decided to take a step back.
This comes after speculation that over 200 members of the pro-Kannada outfit had bought tickets to the event Fusion Nights at Manyata Tech Park, on Saturday night. The members of the group had initially planned to enter the venue and protest when Sunny went up the stage to perform.
The KaRaVe Yuva Sene President Harish told TNM that the group’s members were not attend the event and that they do not have any problem with Sunny Leone performing in Bengaluru.
“We do not have a problem with Sunny Leone performing tonight (Saturday night). The organisers have taken permission and everything was done legally. We will not protest against it. I have told members of our organisation to take a step back from the protest,” Harish said.
He also maintained that the outfit, however, would continue to protest the decision to cast Sunny Leone as the lead in the movie Veera Mahadevi.
“We will not stop until she is removed from the cast. How can some one like her be cast in a role of a historicaly figure, who was well respected? Our fight will continue in that regard. We have only decided to take a step back from protesting against her performance in Fusion Nights,” he added.
Sunny Leone is also reportedly portraying the role of Veera Mahadevi in a song she is to perform at Fusion Nights. The organizers of the event have ensured that the event is totally secured. KaRaVe Yuva Sene claims to be against Sunny's portrayal of the character Veera Mahadevi and they call it an insult to the historical figure.
In October this year, the members of the outfit had taken to streets and burned Sunny Leone's effigies. Some of them were seen shedding blood and had demanded that she should turn down the role in multi-lingual movie 'Veeramahadevi'.
The big budget film is to be directed by VC Vadivudaiyan. KaRaVe Yuva Sene threatened massive protests to the scale of Karni Sena’s protest against the movie Padmaavat.
Harish Mysore, the director of the event management company organising Fusion Nights stated that the over 300 police personnel will be deployed for the event apart from the private security firm, which is providing them with over 100 bouncers. He also maintained that no tickets were sold to KaRaVe’s members.