The Home Secretary of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Narottam Mishra, said on Wednesday that no one stopped Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt from the darshan at Ujjain’s Mahakal Temple. As Ayan Mukherji paid his visit to the temple, Ranbir and Alia were also requested to visit, but they decided not to go because of the protest. “I have spoken to the administration. They have informed me that an arrangement has been made for their visit. But they decided not to proceed. Protesting, whether on any matter, is another topic. They were not stopped from darshan. Those who accompanied them entered the temple,” said Narottam Mishra. Read also
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“Also, an artist should not use words that hurt people’s feelings,” the minister said on Tuesday during Bajrang Dal’s protest in Ujjain against Ranbir Kapoor for his statement in 2011 supporting the eating of beef.
Prior to the release of Brahmastra On September 9, the team including Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt went to Mahakal Temple in Ujjain. Bajrang Dal activists protested Tuesday, saying Ranbir and Alia should not enter the temple. Bajrang Dal workers claimed they protested peacefully with black flags, but police reprimanded the protesters. “We will not allow them to worship in the holy Mahakaleshwar temple as Ranbir had said a few days ago that he likes to eat mutton, chicken and beef in non-vegetarian food,” said Bajrang Dal leader Ankit Choube. Police said they had to stab a stick after a protester started fighting with the police officers.
“Due to a VIP movement at the temple, we took security calls and the protesters were asked to stay behind the barricade. A member of Bajrang Dal came and started breaking through the security forcing us to take the following security calls,” said police officer OP Mishra.
Ranbir Kapoor is on the receiving end of trolling and hate on social media because of the 2011 interview where he said he loved Peshawari food. “I’m a fan of mutton, paya and beef. Yes, I’m a big fan of beef,” he can be heard saying in that old video, which has been making the rounds on social media just before the release of Brahmastra.