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Amid 'Mass Suicide' Threats, Sunny Leone's New Year Performance In Karnataka Cancelled

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| December 16 , 2017 , 12:15 IST

Ever since entering Bollywood, Sunny Leone has been criticised for her life choices which made her lose many opportunities. In the latest controversy, the actress has been denied permission to perform at a New Year's event in Karnataka due to objection from a group of activists.

Sunny was earlier invited to perform at the Time Creation's December 31st event in Bengaluru which caused an uproar among the members of pro-Kannada group, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene who protested against the participation of Leone.

The protestors claimed that Sunny's performance might impose threats to Kannada culture, following which Home minister R Ramalinga Reddy confirmed, "No permission has been granted for Time Creation's December 31st (New Year's eve) event in which Sunny Leone was to take part."

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He has suggested the organisers to replace Sunny's performance with Bharatanatyam to promote the cultural heritage of the state while the rest of schedule can remain same. The fringe groups have been protesting against Sunny's performance in ‘Sunny Night in Bengaluru NYE 2018’ event for quite some time.

The pro-Kannada group members took the matter to another level on Friday by burning Sunny's posters and threatened of committing "mass suicide" if the organisers went ahead with the event. "We don't want her to come spoil our youth," one protestor claims.

Secretary of KARAVE, Jayadev Prasad said, "We don't have any objections if she (Sunny) attends the programme with a saree as per Indian culture. If she attends the event, with a half dress or in any other ways we will commit suicide at the event."

The 36-year-old is currently gearing up to host the Indian version of Man Vs Wild where the actress would add her own style and humour to the show while exploring her adventurous side. The original series is hosted by the daredevil Bear Grylls.