Delhi Police has defended Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan’s ‘Bigg Boss 9’ stint where they were filmed shooting a promo in a mandir with their shoes on.
The police said there was no intention to hurt religious sentiments during the shoot. DNA India reports the police saying the promotional event was not shot to disturb sanctity of a religious place or to hurt religious sentiments.
“In view of the facts and report, no cognisable offence is made out. The promo was not shot to disturb the sanctity of a religious place or disturb or hurt the religious sentiments of any individual, group, community or section of the society. However, the undersigned is ready to abide by the order passed by the court,” the report forwarded by SHO of Roop Nagar Police Station and filed by sub-inspector Naveen Kumar said.
“As they (actors) had met after a long time, the director thought of an idea showing them reuniting on the sets of ‘Kali Mandir’ in a similar manner as they had reunited in the movie Karan Arjun in Kali temple after their re-birth in the film. This idea was not motivated by any intention of hurting any religious sentiments of any religious group and shooting of the promo was done in a studio and the subject incident never took place,” police said, citing the channel’s reply.
“It is a disrespect to the Hindu religion and its belief as it is strictly prohibited to come into the temple with shoes and also they were showing their back to the idol which is also deemed to be an insult to the Hindu goddess… (sic),” it had alleged.