Bollywood star Sunny Leone's dance event cancelled over safety issues

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Kerala University has put the brakes on what could have been a star-studded event featuring Bollywood sensation Sunny Leone.

The planned dance performance at the University College of Engineering, Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, slated for July 5, has been nixed by the university's Vice Chancellor, Dr. Mohanan Kunnummal. Dr Kunnummal wasted no time, instructing the Registrar to ensure Sunny Leone's show doesn't make it onto the university's programme list. The decision was prompted by reports that the college union hadn't secured the necessary green light from the university higher-ups for the event.

This move by Kerala University aligns with recent measures the state government took to tighten the reins of on-campus entertainment. The clampdown follows a tragic incident at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) last year, where four students lost their lives and scores more were injured in a stampede during a music concert led by Nikhita Gandhi. The heart-wrenching incident unfolded when rainfall drove concert-goers to seek shelter in the auditorium, resulting in chaos and accidents.

The Kerala High Court didn't mince words in its verdict on the CUSAT stampede, attributing the disaster to a "failure" that could have and should have been avoided. Meanwhile, Sunny Leone, known for her roles in Bollywood hits like 'Jism 2' and 'Ragini MMS 2', has been making waves in the Malayalam film industry. Despite her recent foray into the local cinema scene and her eager participation in a new Malayalam film project, a minor mishap during a muhurat ceremony in April, where she accidentally burned her hands, seems to have been the least of her worries.

Leone took to social media to share her excitement about the new film venture, but her upcoming performance at Kerala University has hit a snag. The university's decision to halt her show underscores a commitment to safety protocols and adherence to regulations in event planning. While Leone's star power could have added glamour to the event, concerns about procedural lapses and the need to prioritize student safety have taken precedence in this instance.


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