New Delhi, Feb 15: Sunny Leone is seen striking a sultry pose in a red bikini against the green backdrop of a farmer’s large field of vegetable crop in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district. And as intended, she attracts all the attention.
According to a report in "The Hindustan Times", The 45-year-old A Chenchu Reddy of Banda Kindi Palle village is not a particular fan of the Indian-American porn-star-turned-Bollywood-actor, but her poster is keeping his bumper crop of cauliflower and cabbage safe from the “evil eye” of fellow villagers.
“This year, I have a good crop on 10 acres. This has been attracting unnecessary attention of villagers and passersby. To ward off their evil eye, I thought of this idea of putting up the big flax poster of Sunny Leone a couple of days ago,” he said on Tuesday.
The poster has a line written in Telugu: “Orey, nannu chusi edavakura (Hey, don’t cry or feel jealous of me)!”
The strategy is working apparently and Leone is diverting people’s gaze from his field. “The trick has worked. Nobody is looking at my crop now,” Reddy said.
It’s quite common in the countryside for superstition-steeped farmers to use straw-filled scarecrows with an upside down clay pitcher to resemble a human head for scaring birds away from fields or put ugly, fearsome dolls — called “bommalu” in Telugu — to block the evil eye.