Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor were in Ujjain on Tuesday to visit Mahakaleshwar Temple but they were stopped by Bajrang Dal activists from entering the temple after the actor’s old interview on eating beef went viral.
Activists stopped Bollywood actor
A protest broke out on Tuesday as Bajrang Dal activists stopped Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt from entering the Mahakal temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain citing Ranbir Kapoor’s past comment on beef-eating.
Protest broke out at Ujjain's Mahakal Temple when Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt went for photo-op. Such was d anger that they had to run away without entering d temple premises.
U eat beef & glorify your beef eating on camera & think that Hindus can be fooled by photo op at temple? pic.twitter.com/o7SSukhejl
— Radharamn Das राधारमण दास (@RadharamnDas) September 7, 2022
An activist said Ranbir Kapoor made degrading comments on ‘gau mata’ as he has said beef eating was good. “We won’t allow them to enter the Mahakal temple. We were only showing black flags, but police charged at us,” he said.
Ujjain: 'Anti-Hindu' Alia Bhatt and 'Beef eater' Ranbir Kapoor Could not defile the Mahakal temple after the uproar by Hindu Lions .
Imagine the uproar when all the Hindus from round the corner will stand united.#HarHarMahadevॐ 🙏🚩 pic.twitter.com/RZTgNLScIr
— 🇮🇳Manishika (@Staunch_NaMo) September 6, 2022
Witnesses said despite the cane charge by the police, the protesters did not allow Brahmastra actors Ranbir and Alia to enter the temple premises. Bajrang Dal workers raised ‘Jai Shriram’ slogans when Ranbir and Alia arrived at the spot to take darshan.
In the video, a Bajrang Dal activist said that they were peacefully protesting against the actors with black flags but the police started cane-charging them.
Protest against #Brahmastra star's #AliaBhatt & #RanbirKapoor at Ujjain.
Team Brahmāstra along with #AyanMukerji are in Ujjain to visit Mahakaleshwar Temple.
After Alia shared the video on Instagram to inform about team visit at Ujjain, protesters reached their with Black flags pic.twitter.com/TilxMMQwuE
— Ashwani kumar (@BorntobeAshwani) September 6, 2022
After promoting the film Brahmastra in Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad, the lead actors of Brahmastra had taken a flight to Ujjain hoping to visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple along with director Ayan Mukerji.
Ranbir’s beef-eating remark
The protest erupted after an old interview of Ranbir Kapoor came to light where he said that he loves to eat beef. During the promotions of Rockstar, in 2011, he said, “My family is from Peshawar, so a lot of Peshawari food has come with them. I am a mutton, paya, and beef fan. Yeah, I am a big beef fan,” he had said.
The old video has resurfaced ahead of the release of Brahmastra and Ranbir Kapoor is being called ‘beef guy from Peshawar’ by the ‘boycott gang’.
— Filmy Pulao (@FilmyPulao) August 27, 2022
Since Alia Bhatt is pregnant, the couple decided not to go to the temple amid the unrest. Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor returned to Indore without darshan. From Indore, they will take a flight to Mumbai, said Ashish Singh, the Collector of Ujjain.
The 'Beef Guy' Ranbir Kapoor, his arrogant wife Alia Bhatt & the confused 'Brahmastra' director, Ayan Mukherjee were booted out of Ujjain's Mahakal temple by the protesting hindus there. The trio escaped b4 completing their temple run.👇#BoycottBramhashtra #CulturalGenocide pic.twitter.com/Wm1rhwenHd
— Ranita Ch (@ChRanita) September 6, 2022