The owner of a mobile store and 100 others were booked by the Kochi police on charges of blocking a road for hours on Thursday due to the visit of Bollywood actress Sunny Leone. 

The police said they faced difficulties in managing the huge crowd gathered to have a glimpse of the actress, who arrived in the city to inaugurate the mobile store at MG Road. 

They were booked under IPC sections 283 (obstruction in public way) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), the police said. Thousands had swarmed the streets, disrupting traffic, as the Canadian-born actress took Kochi by storm.

The police had a tough time getting the traffic moving as thousands virtually took over MG Road to see the actress, who was overwhelmed by the "sea of love". On two occasions, policemen used canes to drive away the fans. Many climbed on to the roofs of buses and buildings.

The actress, who began her career as an adult film star, greeted the fans, sending the huge crowd into a tizzy. "No words... Can't thank the people of Kochi. Was so overwhelmed by the love and support. Never will forget God's Own Country. Kerala! Thank you!" she tweeted.