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  Entertainment   Bollywood  02 Aug 2019  Hello, Sunny?

Hello, Sunny?

THE ASIAN AGE. | RADHIKA VASHISHT
Published : Aug 2, 2019, 6:20 am IST
Updated : Aug 2, 2019, 6:20 am IST

A north delhi resident found himself in a difficult position after Sunny’s character shared his number in a scene.

Still from the movie Arjun Patiyala
 Still from the movie Arjun Patiyala

There are some people who are fans of a star, but there are also those who are called  super fans of a star, who tend to cross all limits not realizing that their actions, whether intentional or unintentional, tend to create a negative impact.

Puneet Aggarwal, a 26-year-old Delhi resident, recently had to bear this craziness from Sunny Leone’s fan following. Since Friday, Puneet has been bombarded with innumerable messages and phone calls from people who want to connect to the Bollywood actress.

 

The nightmare started after Punjabi film, ‘Arjun Patiyala’, hit the screen on Friday. In one scene, Sunny’s character is seen sharing her number with a policeman played by Daljit Dosanjh. As it turned out, the number actually belonged to North Delhi’s Pitampura resident, Puneet Aggarwal.

“Last week, after the release of the movie, I started receiving calls from unknown people asking me to let them talk to Sunny Leone. Initially, I thought somebody is playing a prank on me, but after a while, I got to know that the makers of the movie have actually used my number and Sunny Leone’s character in the movie dictates my number,” said Puneet.

 

Having received over 500 unwanted phone calls, Puneet approached the Maurya Enclave police station on Sunday with a complaint.

“I am being harassed by many callers, people are abusing me and asking me to do some shameful favours. I have filed a police complaint yesterday but till now the police has not taken any action even after giving me assurance,” he added.

“We are looking into his complaint, but there is no criminal offense as such in this case. The complainant will have to seek a civil remedy,” said Vijayanta Arya, deputy commissioner of police (north-west).

“The caller wanted me to put him in touch with Leone. I thought he had dialed a wrong number, but then I began receiving more such calls. The calls came not only from across India but also from other countries such as Indonesia and New Zealand,” Puneet shares.

 

Puneet works in a private firm and also runs a small business. He said, “My business contacts have this phone number. My world and work revolves around this phone number.”

This is not the first time an incident like this has happened. Back in 2003, the movie Bruce Almighty also flashed a phone number on the screen. For weeks after the film’s release, an individual  in Buffalo, who had the same number, had to dodge callers who kept asking to speak with God.

However, the film’s director, Rohit Jugraj, said he wasn’t aware of the situation.

“The stress was on the first four digits, which amount to the Hindi idiom ‘nau do gyarah’ (9211) which means ‘to run away’. On our part, we had taken care not to use any existing mobile phone number. I think Leone mentioned a nine-digit number,” said Jugraj.

 

Along with an item number, Sunny Leone has a cameo role in the movie Arjun Patiala. 

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