At the famous Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain Bollywood actors, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt along with director Ayan Mukerji faced protests on Tuesday over Ranbir’s comment that he likes beef.
‘Rockstar’ actor commented in 2011 that he like beef and due to his 11 years old comment, the actor faced backlash on Twitter, trollers are using the hashtag #BoycottBrahmastra.
Earlier on Tuesday, to take the blessings of Lord Shiva for their movie ‘Brahmastra Part-1: Shiva Ranbir, Alia, and director Ayan arrived in Ujjain.
Meanwhile, the Bajrang Dal members protested against the actor over his 11-year-old comment. As a sign of protest, they held black flags and placards at the Mahakaleshwar Temple. Due to this Ranbir and Alia were not allowed to enter the Temple and Ayan got permission to take the blessings of Lord Shiva.
Moreover, former Congress Rajya Sabha member and Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi slammed this action and said, “None of this photo op will help if you’ll continue to be mute spectators to hate and believe it’s not your business to talk politics. They will come after you anyway. Mahakaleshwar temple protests in Ujjain are a case in point. Shame that political prejudice is leading to such ugliness.”
None of this photo op will help if you’ll continue to be mute spectators to hate&believe its not your business to talk politics.They will come after you anyway.— Priyanka Chaturvedi?? (@priyankac19) September 7, 2022
Mahakaleshwar temple protests in Ujjain is a case in point.Shame that political prejudice is leading to such ugliness. pic.twitter.com/BQCj6zIWcw
Talking about the protest Bajrang Dal co-ordinator, Ankit Jindal said, “We won’t allow Alia and Ranbir to enter the temple, he said that eating beef is a good thing, Bajrang dal won’t let anyone with this thinking, enter the Baba Mahakal Temple. The whole country is protesting against this; if he arrives at the temple today, we would not let that happen. We were protesting peacefully with black flags, but police started beating our workers, which is unacceptable.”
Police Officer OP Mishra talked about the incident and said, “Due to a VIP movement at the temple, we were taking security calls and the protesters were asked to stay behind the barricading, a member from Bajrang Dal came and started breaching the security due to which we had to take the following security calls.”
Local police took the situation under control and for breaching security many protesters were beaten up by the officials.
However, ‘Brahmastra: Part 1- Shiva’ is directed by Ayan Mukherji and is all set to release on 9 September 2022 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. Besides Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt the movie also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna.