When Bollywood actress Sunny Leone arrived in Kochi for the inauguration of a mobile retail store, thousands of people rushed to the busiest area of the metro city. Soon it made headlines, thanks to the heavy traffic chaos created by people to catch a sight of the actress.
But do you know how much Sunny was paid for her half day visit to the city? Reports suggest that an approximate amount of Rs 14 lakh was paid to the actress along with two business class tickets from Mumbai to inaugurate the 33rd showroom of Fone 4 in Kochi.
The crowd was way more than what we had witnessed when Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan or football legend Maradona visited the South Indian state a few years ago. The crowd's chants "We love Sunny... We love Sunny" made the actress blush and she was seen coyly hiding her face with her hands in a few photos.
Sunny, who was overwhelmed with the love of Keralites, took to social media to share her excitement about her quick Kochi visit. The Baby Doll of Bollywood posted a series of tweets and shared interesting videos and photos from the event on her Twitter handle, which is followed by over 2.4 million netizens.
"So out of all the photos, this one takes the cake!! Lol so many captions I want to write but don't know where to begin. So darn cute! [sic]," she wrote while sharing a photo in which a fan tore a flex board to get a glimpse of the actress.
Sunny's short visit, however, has landed the retail shop owner and 100 others in trouble as the police have booked them under section 283 (obstruction in public way) of the Indian Penal Code. The actress' visit delayed many commuters as her fans assembled creating traffic chaos at MG Road in Kochi.
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It is learnt that there are many actors who demand crores of rupees for events. According to reports, among the young actors in Malayalam, Dulquer Salmaan has great demand though he has only inaugurated a few shops. He is the brand ambassador of Otto shirts and Club FM UAE, among others. However, despite being part of the industry for the past seven years, actor Nivin Pauly has not endorsed any product yet.