“Today we burnt the poster of Shah Rukh Khan."
As the backlash against the upcoming new movie Pathaan intensifies, an Indian seer in Ayodhya has threatened to burn Shah Rukh Khan alive if they ever meet.
Jagadguru Paramhans Acharya Maharaj recently engaged in conversation with the Indian media and made threatening remarks towards Shah Rukh Khan.
In a statement to the media, the seer said:
“People of our Sanatan Dharma are protesting continuously regarding this.
“Today we burnt the poster of Shah Rukh Khan.
“If I get to meet the film Jihadi Shah Rukh Khan, I will burn him alive.”
According to Paramhans Acharya Maharaj, Deepika Padukone’s bikini look in the ‘Besharam Rang’ music video has humiliated and devalued the saffron colour.
The seer continued, threatening to set movie theatres on fire if Pathaan were to be shown in them.
Additionally, Paramhans Acharya urged people to avoid the Siddharth Anand film.
Priest Mahant Raju Das recently protested against the film as well.
While the cast of the movie appears unconcerned by the alleged controversy, SRK and Deepika Padukone’s close friends are understandably worried.
In addition, a written complaint was sent to the Mumbai Police asking them to file a First Information Report (FIR) about Padukone’s appearance in the song ‘Besharam Rang’, where she wore a revealing orange outfit.
According to a representative of Sakinaka Police Station, a complaint has been made against the film’s director, producer and leading actors.
The nature of the complaint was on the basis of deliberately using the saffron colour to hurt the Hindu religion and its people.
Shah Rukh expressed his worries during the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival’s opening ceremony, speaking about the growing tendency of negativity and trolling on social media.
Without mentioning Pathaan or ‘Besharam Rang‘, SRK said:
“I’m really proud of everyone standing in solidarity with me.
“The support proves that no matter what the world throws at us, we will always remain positive and alive.”
Then he made clear how criticism on social media just causes greater havoc in the real world:
“Social media is often driven by a certain narrowness of view that limits human nature to its baser self.
“I read somewhere that negativity increases social media consumption, and thereby increases its commercial value as well.
“Such pursuits enclose the collective narrative, making it divisive and destructive.”