The police have stepped up security at all the places in the city where porn star-turned-Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has been invited by mandals for dahi handi celebrations on Friday.
Akhil Bavdhan (Patilnagar) Dahi Handi Utsav, a mandal located near Ranwara in Bavdhan led by local Nationalist Congress Party worker Kiran Dattatreya Dagade Patil, has put up a flex in the area displaying a photo of Sunny Leone. The hoardingstates that she would be the chief guest at the mandal’s dahi handi festival. Some other organisations in the areas under the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation too have invited the Jism 2 lead actress as guest.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other organisations have raised strong objections to inviting Sunny for the religious function.
Social security branch inspector Bhanupratap Barge said, “After receiving a memorandum from BJYM, we have apprised the Pune police special branch.”
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and other organisations like the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) said that inviting a porn star for such religious function is against the Indian culture. A BJYM delegation met Pune police social security branch officials and demanded that Sunny should be prevented from attending such functions.
Deputy commissioner of police (special branch) Mahadev Tambade said, “The BJYM members had approached us insisting that we prevent Sunny from coming to Pune and participating in the dahi handi celebrations. However, we cannot take such steps.
“In order to avoid any undue incident during the celebrations, we have decided to make stringent security arrangements at various places where she may visit. We have put on alert especially the Bhosari police station and other areas in Zone III and arranged to provide them additional reinforcements.”
News Source: DNA (Daily News & Analysis)