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Court accepts plea against SRK, Salman for wearing shoes in temple

The court has fixed the date for hearing on January 18.

bollywood Updated: Jan 16, 2016 14:33 IST
Shah Rukh Khan,Salman Khan,Meerut
SRK, Kajol, Salman on the sets of Bigg Boss 9. (Colors TV)

A local court in Meerut accepted a plea by Hindu Mahasabha against Bollywood superstars Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and a private TV channel for purportedly showing the actors inside a temple wearing shoes during a reality show. The court has fixed the date for hearing on January 18.

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“A scene with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan inside a Kali temple on the sets of TV reality show Bigg Boss was broadcast by Colors channel in December last year,” Bharat Rajput, president of Hindu Mahasabha’s Meerut unit said. Rajput said that he had written a letter to the SSP and the District Magistrate of Meerut on December 23 and also sent an email to the channel over the issue.

A character dressed as Singham on Bigg Boss 9. (Colors TV)

He alleged that no one should enter any religious places with their shoes and airing it on TV was insensitive as it hurt people’s religious sentiment. Rajput said, when the channel didn’t respond and the administration or the police didn’t take steps over the issue, a petition was filed at the court of CJM Sanjay Kumar Singh against the channel, the programme’s director and also Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.

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First Published: Jan 16, 2016 14:21 IST