In case you can't decide if you are supposed to marvel at his genius or be amused at this sequence of events, you are likely not alone. An Andhra Pradesh farmer found out what is perhaps the most innovative solution to ward off 'evil eye'. Forty-five year old Chenchu Reddy in Nellore district of the state strung up a poster of Sunny Leone in a red bikini in his attempt to distract all the attention from his bumper crop of cauliflower and cabbage, a Hindustan Times report mentioned.
The resident of Banda Kindi Palle said to HT, "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."
The poster also has the words 'Orey, nannu chusi edavakura' written on the poster. It translates to 'hey, don't cry or feel jealous of me'.
The farmer mentioned that the trick is working. "Nobody is looking at my crops now," he said to the newspaper.
According to the report the farmer does not believe that he has breached any indecency law. "The officials never bother to come to our fields to find out our problems. Why should they have any objection?," he told the newspaper.
Although this might be a new twist to the age-old trick of putting up scarecrows or nazar battus, the manoeuvre has received special praise from Twitterati.
Not sure about Digital India. But Sunny Leon reached rural areas of India.- Rohit (@_DongreRohit) February 13, 2018
Necessity is the mother of invention...!- Dr(LtCol)ArdhenduPal (@lt_pal) February 13, 2018
Sunny Leone may ask for royalty per hectare of land or quintal of produce.
Incredible things happen in incredible India. 😂- NV (@NV_Handle) February 13, 2018
Very funny guy but so smart also...! Need to support him he can be a asset for the awesome ideas!!- balbahadur Rawal (@RawalBalbahadur) February 13, 2018
The farmer shuld be awarded with noble for invention in farming- Mukesh sharma (@LEADERMUKESH) February 14, 2018