For the past few days, there was a lot of confusion whether a New Year’s Party in Bangalore, where Sunny Leone was expected to perform, is going to happen or not. While there was a lot of anticipation about it, the government and police officials caved in to the demands made by a fringe group to ban the event.
The protesters even went to the extent of announcing that they will commit suicide if the event was allowed to happen; even though the organisers tried to pacify them saying that she will dance to popular Kannada songs. However, in the end, the police is said to have denied permission to the event citing a law & order issue.
Responding to this controversy, Sunny Leone, who was in South Africa for the past few days, finally announced that she will not be performing at the event. She took to Twitter to make the announcement and said that the safety of people is more important than her appearance at the event. While her stance is being widely appreciated, several celebrities and media personnel criticised the Bangalore police for not taking action against the protesters.
Since the police of Bangalore have publicly said that they will not be able to ensure mine & all who attend safety for my New Years event,my team & I feel,safety of the people should always come first therefore I cannot attend.God bless & I wish everyone a safe & happy New Year!
— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) December 19, 2017