Salman Khan is gearing up for the release of a highly-anticipated movie Dabangg 3. The film is just 20 days away from its release and it has already landed in a controversy. A Hindu outfit named Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has demanded CBFC to halt the certification of the film. According to the group, the title track of the film Hud Hud Dabangg has hurt the sentiments of Hindus as the choreography shows Sadhus dancing with Salman Khan on the banks of the Ganges.
They also had an objection wherein Salman is shown seeking blessings from three characters dressed as Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu.
This is not the first time that the film has landed into trouble. Earlier, photographs of a Shivling covered with wooden planks during the shooting of the film that surfaced on social media created a lot of buzz.
The images received flak for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus. Rameshwar Sharma, a BJP MLA from Huzur in Bhopal, demanded that a FIR be filed against those behind the incident, which he claimed, showed disrespect to Lord Shiva by building a set around the Shivalinga.
Salman had issued a clarification and said the Shivlinga was covered with wooden planks to protect the idol and maintain its sanctity. He confirmed that it was removed after the shoot.
Harsh Dave, the line producer of Dabangg 3 from Madhya Pradesh, had also put out a statement saying that they had constructed a perimeter for the Shivalinga and put two people near it to guard it so that people would not walk on it. “We had no intention of hurting anyone’s religious sentiments and have relocated the set,” his statement concluded.
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