There's a storm brewing in Bollywood, all thanks to a sting operation by Cobrapost. A 60-minute long documentary that has been released by the non-profit organisation is indicting a few prominent names from the industry. In a series of videos posted by the official account of Cobra Post on Twitter, around 36 well-known Bollywood celebrities have been exposed. These celebrities have been caught on camera offering to promote political parties, in exchange for money.
Among the many celebs who have been ‘stung’ by Cobra Post is popular Bollywood actor Sunny Leone. In the clip make public by Cobrapost, Sunny Leone along with her husband Daniel Webber and manager Sunny can be seen and heard conversing with a person. The negotiation revolves around promoting Narendra Modi’s BJP and help regain its position in the upcoming elections. While most of the celebs asked for a hefty amount, Sunny had a different demand. The conversation goes like:
Daniel: Let me ask you something. The list... the list stuff… okay okay, So in this list right… if there is there might be one or two things they are just too controversial offer. So on this list, there is only one, which is too controversial.
Person: Which one?
Daniel: Surgical Strike. It will be little strange for Sunny to be talking about another one its okay yeah electricity this then it is good.
Person: Everyone promotes good work. We are letting you know that this is being done to bring the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) back into the market.
Sunny Leone: Modi Sir Daniel ko overseas citizen banaya so hum zarur support karenge (Modi Sir granted overseas citizenship to Daniel, so we will definitely support.”
Sunny Leone, however, has refused to have asked for any such favours. In a long post shared on social media, Sunny Leone has penned down her justification. The actor rejected the accusation saying that she is not campaigning for any political parties, unlike the news that is doing rounds. She further asserted that if she wishes to endorse any political party, she will announce it herself.
While Sunny has reacted to the video, one cannot deny the fact that Sunny Leone along with Daniel did offer the person in question a proposition.
Other celebs that have been exposed in this controversial operation are Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Kailash Kher, Mika Singh, Baba Sehgal, Jackie Shroff, Shakti Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Sonu Sood, Amisha Patel, Mahima Chaudhry, Shreyas Talpade, Puneet Issar, Surendra Pal, Pankaj Dheer and his son Nikitin Dheer, Tisca Chopra, Deepshikha Nagpal, Akhilendra Mishra, Rohit Roy, Hiten Tejwani, Gauri Pradhan, Evelyn Sharma, Minissha Lamba, Koena Mitra, Raju Srivastava, Sunil Pal, Rajpal Yadav, Upasana Singh, Krushna Abhishek and others.