“Is Sunny there?”

“Hi, I’m calling for Sunny Leone.”

“Can you place me on the telephone with Sunny? I really like her films.”

An Indian man says his telephone has been ringing off the hook for the final week with calls for Canadian-born actress Sunny Leone after she gave out his quantity as her character’s in a current Bollywood film.

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone is shown in this image posted to her Twitter account on July 29, 2019.

Sunny Leone/Twitter

Puneet Agarwal says he’s received far more than 100 calls each and every day given that Leone’s newest film, Arjun Patiala, hit theatres on July 26.

“I do not even dream any longer,” Agarwal, 26, told BBC News on Thursday. “The telephone keeps ringing till 4 in the morning.”

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Leone is 1 of the most preferred and controversial actresses in India, exactly where she’s constructed a second profession for herself just after operating as a porn star in the United States for a decade. The 36-year-old from Sarnia, Ont., was the most-searched entertainer in India in 2017, according to Google Trends. Her old portfolio also remains incredibly preferred on adult internet sites.

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Leone has turn into properly-identified in India for playing attractive roles in Bollywood films. She has also riled up the country’s conservative sensibilities, specifically just after appearing an advertisement for condoms in 2017.

Agarwal says he’s turn into an unintended victim of Leone’s fame and he desires no element of it. He’s now demanding that the producers of Arjun Patiala eliminate his telephone quantity from the film.

“They need to have at least referred to as to verify if it is a genuine quantity,” Agarwal mentioned.

Filmmakers in Hollywood have a designated set of fake telephone numbers beginning with 555, which they usually use to stay away from placing people today in predicaments like Agarwal’s. The ’90s sitcom Seinfeld even mocked the situation with an episode in which Kramer’s telephone quantity, 555-FILK, became mixed up with the Moviefone hotline (555-FILM).

Agarwal says he cannot just transform his telephone quantity mainly because it is tied to his enterprise and he would drop touch with many old pals if he did so.

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The film’s director, Rohit Jugraj Chauhan, has not commented on the situation.

Leone apologized for the circumstance in an interview with India’s Zoom Television.

“Sorry, guy. I didn’t imply for that to come about to you,” she says in the interview, which was published on the web by the Occasions of India. “You ought to get some genuinely fascinating people today calling.”

Agarwal says numerous of the telephone calls come from the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, possibly mainly because these regions are residence to most of India’s Sikh population. Arjun Patiala is a romantic comedy about a modest-town Sikh policeman.

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On the other hand, Agarwal says he’s had calls from all about the globe — and some of them do not take no for an answer.

“It begins politely,” he told BBC. “But as soon as I say I do not know her, they start off abusing me. They say they know exactly where I reside and they will come teach me a lesson.”

He says he’s come up with a technique to place the callers off, despite the fact that it is only a short-term option.

“I just inform them she’s gone to have a bath and can not speak ideal now,” he mentioned.

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