Sunny Leone was expected at a New Year party event at Manyatha Tech Park, Bengaluru on December 31. Image was tweeted by Sunny Leone.
After Karnataka government denied permission to Time Creation's new year's eve event -- owing to Sunny Leone's participation -- the organisers have now sought relief and moved the high court.
"No permission has been granted for Time Creation's New Year's Eve event in which Sunny Leone was to take part," Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy had told the media last week.
The event management firm also noted they were unable to forward requests and submit necessary clearances to various authorities due to a pending police permission.
Firm's proprietress, H S Bhavya, has already filed a petition stating that a letter was previously submitted to the police seeking permission to allow the show.
Over past the few weeks, Bengaluru witnessed multiple protests staged by groups demanding Sunny Leone to withdraw from the event.
Members of a pro-Kannada group, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene (KARAVE) had previously threatened to commit suicide in case Sunny performed at the event wearing 'inappropriate' garments.
(With inputs from agencies)