A local court in Meerut on Friday accepted a plea by Hindu Mahasabha against Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and a private TV channel for purportedly showing the actors inside a temple wearing shoes during a reality show. The court has fixed the date for hearing on January 18.
“A scene with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan inside a Kali temple on the sets of TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ was broadcast by Colors channel in December last year,” Bharat Rajput, president of Hindu Mahasabha’s Meerut unit said.
Rajput said that he had written a letter to the SSP and the district magistrate of Meerut on December 23 and also sent an email to the channel over the issue. He alleged that no one should enter any religious places with their shoes and airing it on TV was insensitive as it hurt people’s religious sentiment.
Rajput said, when the channel didn’t respond and the administration or the police didn’t take steps over the issue, a petition was filed at the court of CJM Sanjay Kumar Singh against the channel, the programme’s director and also Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.
The promotional video was shot in front of a green screen and the temple in the background was added later with special VFX. This was aired a week before Shah Rukh Khan headed over to the Salman hosted show to promote his film ‘Dilwale’ that hit theatres on December 18.