January 17, 2016

India: Hindu Mahasabha Creates Furore over Actors seen wearing shoes in Temple scene on TV / Another actor fears if the Temple set seen is real then she may have been married many times

The Times of India

Local court accepts plea against Shah Rukh-Salman for entering temple with shoes on

| TNN | Jan 16, 2016, 11.24 AM IST
 Nearly a month after a TV promo showing Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan in a Kaali Mandir temple with their shoes on drew flak from members of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, the plea filed by Meerut district president of the Hindu outfit against the Khan duo was accepted by the special magistrate.

The appeal registered under Section 156 (3) in The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 with the special magistrate Meerut for hurting religious sentiments was accepted by the magistrate on January 13 and was made public in a press conference on Friday.

"I was shocked to see that a scene with Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan inside a Kaali temple with shoes on was broadcasted on the national TV for a long time but no one took any action against it. The day the episode of that promo was to be broadcasted, I sent an email to Colors, but still the episode was aired. There was no option left but to file a case against the Bollywood stars," said Bharat Rajput, district president, Hindu Mahasabha in a press conference on Friday.
The promo of Bigg Boss in question was broadcasted on national TV for over a week in December 2015 to promote SRK's special appearance on the show on December 19 and December 20. In the promo, both the actors are seen in a Kaali temple to recreate the scene from the movie 'Karan Arjun'. But incidentally, both of them have put their shoes on during the shot. TOI had earlier reported the furore created by the Mahasabha leaders over the promo.

"If the actors were not that careful, at least the makers of the promo should have taken care that it is a religious set and should not have been tampered with. This matter hurt my religious sentiments, so I sent an application to station officer Bhrampuri police station, Meerut SSP and even Meerut district magistrate on December 23, but still no FIR was filed. I waited for nearly a month and then filed an appeal on January 13 under Section 156 (3) of CrPc (Any Magistrate empowered under section 190 may order an investigation)," said Rajput.

The plea filed by Rajput has been accepted and he is instructed to be present in the court on January 18 to give evidence and record his statement in front of the special magistrate.

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Tweet by Swara Bhaskar where is terribly worried about Temple Sets being treated as real by the courts:

Tweet source: https://twitter.com/ReallySwara/status/688464573226176512