Sunny Leone arrives in Bangladesh, fuelling social media debate

Actress Sunny Leone has arrived in Dhaka, further fuelling a social media debate after the Bangladesh authorities cancelled her work permit to shoot a film.

Published : 12 March 2022, 07:56 PM
Updated : 13 March 2022, 05:18 AM

Officials at the police’s Special Branch said a special flight carrying the actress from Mumbai touched down at Shahjalal International Airport at 3:30pm on Saturday, a day after Information Minister Hasan Mahmud announced that her visa had been cancelled.

Karenjit Kaur Vohra, known by her stage name Sunny Leone, is a model and an actress in the American and Indian film industries.

Born in Canada to an Indian Sikh family, the 40-year old Indo-American actress is a former adult film star.

According to Hasan, Leone had applied for a visa using an American passport to “hide her identity”.

However, Md Moniruzzaman, deputy inspector general of the police’s immigration department, said on Saturday there was no problem with her passport or visa.

The actress shared photos of her arrival in Bangladesh on social media.

“So happy to be in this beautiful country! #bangledesh #dhaka #partytime,” she captioned one of the photos.

In another photo with her husband Daniel Weber, she wrote: “Time to have some fun with family in Dhaka!”

Gaan Bangla TV CEO Kaushik Hossain Taposh was also with her.

Neither Sunny nor Taposh could be reached for comment.