Salman Khan issues clarification after 'Shivling' under wooden planks at 'Dabangg 3' set creates row!
Some pictures from Salman Khan's Dabangg 3' sets showing wooden planks placed on a 'Shivling', creates row. Actor clarifies it was done to protect the idol.
The film's set was created on the banks of the river Narmada in Maheshwar. The photographs, which went viral on social media, triggered a war of words between the ruling Congress and the main opposition BJP.
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BJP MLA from Huzur in Bhopal district Rameshwar Sharma, in a statement, said incidents of religious sentiments of Hindus getting hurt have gone up ever since the Kamal Nath- led Congress government was formed in December last year.
He demanded registration of an FIR against those behind the incident, which he claimed, showed disrespect to Lord Shiva.
Talking to reporters, state Congress Media Department chief Shobha Oza said BJP leaders have a "narrow mindset".
"We are not required to respond to Sharma's statement, but due to narrow mindset of BJP leaders, the state did not see development during the 15-year rule of the party," she said.
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Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh's Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Jitu Patwari defended the popular Bollywood superstar and hit out at the saffron outfit.
"Salman is such a wonderful actor who always spread the message of religious harmony. But, the BJP's thinking is full of hatred and this party want to take political advantage by creating enmity among people. "The BJP should give up this kind of mindset and stop creating hurdles in development of the state," Patwari said.
Salman, hurt over the controversy, came in front of the media at Maheshwar and issued a clarification.
According to local media reports, the Bollywood star said the wooden planks were kept on the `Shivling' to protect it and maintain its sanctity during the shooting of the movie. Later, the planks were removed, he said.
Salman has been shooting for the movie, the third instalment of the `Dabangg' franchise, since Monday, while actress Sonakshi Sinha started shooting from Thursday.PTI
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