Indore: Actor Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, popularly known as the ‘Badshah of Bollywood’, are all set to release their upcoming film ‘Pathan’. But before this, the movie’s latest released song ‘Besharam Rang…’ has created controversy as an organisations staged a protest in Indore city and burnt effigies of the two famous actors.

Activists of ‘Veer Shivaji Group’ gathered at Malwa Mill square in Indore and sang the song ‘Besharam Rang’ from ‘Pathan’. They also burnt effigies of Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. The protesters demanded a ban on the film, which is scheduled to be released in January next year, alleging that the Hindu community was feeling insulted and hurt by the content of the song.

Earlier, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister and state government spokesperson Narottam Mishra told reporters in Indore after offering prayers at Janapav Kuti, the birthplace of Lord Parshuram near Mhow town. He said that the actor and the actress have been objectionably dressed in green and saffron. The colour of these clothes, the lyrics of the song and the name of the film (Pathan) need to be improved… I believe the title of the song is ‘Shameless Colour…’ It is also objectionable in itself…”

Mishra said that if the producer and director of ‘Pathan’ do not improve some scenes of the song, then whether or not to allow the screening of the film in the state will be considered.

The Home Minister had also alleged that Deepika Padukone had come to Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in support of the alleged ‘tukde tukde gang’. He had said that after this move, the actress’ mentality has already come to the fore.

Mishra also hit out at Shah Rukh Khan, saying, “It is good that he (Shah Rukh Khan) recently went to visit Mata Vaishnodevi… But on the one hand, he goes to visit Mataji, on the other hand, he brings women actors in bikinis in his films, this is also not right.

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