“This year, I have a good crop on 10 acres. This has been attracting unnecessary attention of villagers and passersby. To ward off their evil eye, I thought of this idea of putting up the big flax poster of Sunny Leone a couple of days ago,” said the 45- year old enthusiastic Andhra Pradesh farmer who has adopted this most out of the box idea to save his crops from Evil Eye, as he mentions.
A Chenchu Reddy of Banda Kindi Palle village kept a huge poster of Sunny Leone in red bright bikini, against his large field of vegetable crop. He mentions the motive behind this innovation is to safe his crop. Nobody looks at his crop anymore and all the attention is grabbed by the bumper poster of this lady who stands erect in her sultry pose.
Mr. Reddy is not a fan of Sunny Leone , but her poster is helping him in saving the crops. The farm is covered by cauliflower and cabbage. And he mentions this poster idea of his has borne good fruit for him.
The poster has a line written in Telugu: “Orey, nannu chusi edavakura (Hey, don’t cry or feel jealous of me)!”
The strategy is working apparently and Leone is diverting people’s gaze from his field. “The trick has worked. Nobody is looking at my crop now,” Reddy said.
The farmer is of the opinion that he has not breached any decency law or if this is inappropriate to put the poster of the porn-star turned bollywood actor at his field. He is of the firm belief that this poster has helped him and the crops are being saved and all of the profits that he is making has something to do with the poster of the actor.
The country is still grappling and much sinked with superstition. And it’s quite common in the countryside for superstition-steeped farmers to use straw-filled scarecrows with an upside down clay pitcher to resemble a human head for scaring birds away from fields or put ugly, fearsome dolls — called “bommalu” in Telugu — to block the evil eye.
Though there have been many to keep the evil eye off of the fields but the poster of the actor comes as something really new to the village.