Bollywood couple and actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were restricted from entering the famous Mahakal temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain on September 6, Tuesday night by Bajrang Dal activists for their alleged comments over eating beef and watching their upcoming film Brahmastra.
Confirming the incident, Mahakal police officers said they resorted to cane-charge to disperse the protesters. Eyewitnesses told that even after the cane charge, protesters did not allow the couple to enter the temple premises.
Bajrang Dal activists raised ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans when Ranbir and Alia came to worship Lord Shiva.
“We will not allow them to worship at the holy Mahakaleshwar temple as a few days back Ranbir had said that he likes to eat mutton, chicken and beef in non-veg food,” Bajrang Dal leader Ankit Choube said.
Even Alia had said that those who want to see her film ‘Brahmastra’ should watch while others who are not keen shouldn’t, he further stated.
Amid the protest, Brahmastra film director Ayan Mukerji worshipped the deity, temple priest Ashish Pujari said.
The police official said they have taken action against Bajrang Dal activists under section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code.