Members of the right-wing groups Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal broke out in a huge row in Ujjain today ahead of the visit of actors Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Ayan Mukerji. They were supposed to visit the famous Jyotirlinga at Mahakaleshwar Temple tonight.
Prior to the visit, right-wing workers gathered at the main gate and the shell gate intended for VVIPs to show them black flags. Police had to use batons to control the crowd.
After promoting the film in Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad, Brahmastra’s protagonists had taken a flight to Ujjain in hopes of visiting Mahakaleshwar Temple with director Ayan Mukerji.
“Hello, we are back again with some more information. Firstly, we are on our way to Ujjain, Mahakaleshwar Temple,” Alia Bhat had shared on Instagram.
Because Alia Bhatt is pregnant, she decided not to go to the temple in the midst of the tumult. Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor returned to Indore without darshan. From Indore they take a flight to Mumbai, said Ashish Singh, the collector of Ujjain.
After the situation was under control, only Ayan Mukerji went to the temple and had darshan, Mr Singh said.
Brahmastra, one of the highly anticipated movies of the year, will be released on September 9.