Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has been denied entry to Bangladesh after her work permit was cancelled.
She was set to visit Dhaka to shoot her film Soldier, directed by Shamim Ahamed Roni. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a notification today revoking her work permit citing unavoidable reasons.
Although the actual reason behind the cancellation is still unknown but if rumours are to be believed, some Islamic groups did not want the actress to enter Bangladesh. They have threatened the government to go on protests if Sunny makes an entry into the country.
On March 2, 2022, the ministry had allowed 11 artistes, including Sunny Leone, to enter Bangladesh to film Soldiers. But Sunny’s work permit was revoked at the last minute.
Meanwhile, the other 10 crew members are still allowed to enter Bangladesh.
As per the Etimes TV report, Sunny’s work permit has been canceled by the MOI i.e Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of Bangladesh. Although the actual reason behind the cancellation is still unknown but if rumours are to be believed, some Islamic groups did not want the actress to enter Bangladesh. They have threatened the government to go on protests if Sunny makes an entry into the country.
Notably earlier this month the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of Bangladesh allowed 11 Indian artists to shoot in Bangladesh for Soldier which is directed by Shamim Ahmed Roni. The list includes Sunny Leone’s name too however all the actors have been given the work permit except Sunny. ALSO READ: Sunny Leone Ditches Her Swanky Car For A Rickshaw Ride; Calls It 'Best Mode Of Transportation Ever'
On the other hand, the other 10 artists have been allowed to shoot from 5th March to September 4 under certain conditions.
Notably, this is not the first time that the Leela actress has refused entrance to Bangladesh. Back in 2015, she was denied entry into the country where she could not attend a cultural event as several Islamic groups staged protests against her which ultimately led to the cancellation of her trip.
Sunny has also featured in a Bangladeshi music video ‘Dustu Polapan’ that took the internet by storm. However during that time also, the actress received outrage from certain Bangladeshi groups.