By Richard Okotie
An Indian farmer has come up with a novel way of protecting his bountiful crop from jealous neighbours and pilfering cabbage-thieves.
Chenchu Reddy has put up a poster of a former porn star next to his field in Andhra Pradesh, India, to ward off ‘the evil eye’.
The large poster shows ex-erotic actress Sunny Leone in her heyday, dressed in a red bikini and smiling at the camera.
Reddy explains that his vegetable fields had been attracting unwanted attention from other people in his village.
‘This year, I have a good crop on 10 acres,’ Mr Reddy told Hindustan Times.
‘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,’
Mr Reddy adds that since putting up the raunchy poster of Miss Leone, he has managed to avert their gaze.
‘The trick has worked. Nobody is looking at my crop now,’ Reddy said.
Sunny Leone is a Canadian-American actress of Indian descent who began her entertainment career in porn.
Leone, whose real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra, has since left the porn industry and is enjoying success as a Bollywood actress.