Bollywood star Sunny Leone apologises after man swamped with phone calls

Leone’s character gives out phone number in the recent Hindi comedy Arjun Patiala – but the number actually belongs to a man in Delhi

Bollywood actor Sunny Leone has apologised after a man was inundated with calls when his phone number was used in her recent release, Arjun Patiala.

Puneet Agarwal has received hundreds of calls since the film’s release on 26 July. Leone’s character gives the phone number to another character in the film.

Agarwal is quoted as saying: “I started receiving calls from unknown people asking me to let them talk to Sunny Leone. Initially, I thought somebody is playing a prank on me, but after a while, I got to know that the makers of the movie have actually used my number.”

“I am being harassed by many callers, people are abusing me and asking me to do dirty favours. I have filed a police complaint but till now the police have not taken any action, even after giving me assurances.”

According to the Times of India, Leone, who has a small role in the film, apologised in an interview on

Agarwal says he is considering legal action.

Guardian film

The GuardianTramp

Related Content

Article image
Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79
A scion of the Kapoor film-making dynasty, the celebrated actor appeared in a number of Indian features and Merchant Ivory films

Guardian film

04, Dec, 2017 @3:31 PM

Article image
Sridevi Kapoor: Bollywood star who was India's lover, friend and mum | Peter Bradshaw
Sridevi, who has died aged 54, had the megawattage to match Bollywood’s biggest male stars. Her death is a massive national loss

Peter Bradshaw

25, Feb, 2018 @12:15 PM

Article image
Bollywood star Rhea Chakraborty in custody over drug allegations
Actor accused of supplying drugs to her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, who killed himself in June

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correpondent

09, Sep, 2020 @3:02 PM

Article image
​Jiah Khan's ex-partner Sooraj Pancholi charged over death of Bollywood star
Pancholi is accused of abetting suicide of fellow actor Jiah Khan, who died in Mumbai in 2013

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

31, Jan, 2018 @11:34 AM

Article image
Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood star, dies of leukaemia aged 67
Family urges fans not to publicly mourn leading man of numerous musical romances

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

30, Apr, 2020 @7:23 AM

Article image
Bollywood film draws flak for female masturbation scene
Veere Di Wedding also shows women having casual sex, swearing and smoking

Michael Safi in Delhi

08, Jun, 2018 @3:26 PM

Article image
Wrestling drama Dangal beats Bollywood box office records
Film starring Indian actor Aamir Khan based on true story of two female champions earns £41.7m in three weeks

Michael Safi in Delhi

09, Jan, 2017 @5:02 PM

Article image
Bollywood backing grows for students in anti-Modi protests
Deepika Padukone among star to show solidarity with those protesting over citizenship law

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

09, Jan, 2020 @6:52 PM

Article image
Heavy security as Bollywood epic Padmaavat opens in Indian cinemas
Rumours that film features love scene between queen and her Muslim conqueror leads to blanket security at premieres

Michael Safi in Delhi

25, Jan, 2018 @1:09 PM

Article image
Bollywood film awards: Kashmiri spy thriller Raazi wins best picture
Controversial Padmaavat film also triumphs as Indian ‘Oscars’ held in country for first time

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Delhi

19, Sep, 2019 @7:42 AM