Farmers toil hard day and night to grow crops and so their crops are dear to them as their own child. And so, they adopt a number of conventional as well as modern methods to safeguard their crop from any potential damage. But recently, a farmer from Andhra Pradesh did something absolutely unique and unheard-of.
In an unusual move, a peasant put up two giant posters of Sunny Leone in his field to “ward off evil eye”. Even more surprising is the fact that in the posters, Sunny Leone is wearing only a red bikini. And the posters carry a message in Telugu that means “Don’t Envy Me”. Take a look:
A 45-year-old farmer named Ankinapally Chenchu Reddy hailing from Bandakindipally village in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh says that he not a fan of Sunny Leone. In fact, he used these posters to steer people’s attention away from his crop. He believes that because of Sunny Leone’s posters, villagers will be distracted by the actress and not pose an evil eye on his flourishing crop.
In his 10 acre farm, Reddy grows okra, cabbage, chillies and cauliflower. Ahmedabad Mirror quotes the farmer saying,
It’s simple: more people will look at Sunny Leone’s pictures and fewer at my farm. Believe me, it’s working. My cropyield has improved. Year after year, I would suffer losses because of a poor yield. The crops looked healthy for some time, but then something would go wrong. It then struck me that my farm is located next to a road and every passer-by can see it.
Therefore, in order to ward all the evil eyes off his farm, he put up two big posters of bikini-clad Sunny Leone costing him about Rs 600. He further says,
It’s been a month and I can see the difference. People don’t look at my farm as they are busy staring at the pictures.