Mumbai(web team): Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has approached the Mumbai Crime Branch and filed a complaint after a fake Facebook post quoting him started doing rounds.
The post in question has a screenshot of an anchor of a Hindi TV news channel with the text where Salman is quoted as saying ‘I do not need the support of Muslims who support Asaduddin Owaisi.’
Such other fake posts also quote him as saying “Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be a hit even without the support of Muslims. The movie’s name was changed from ‘Khan Bhaijaan’ to ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.”
An angry Salman Khan has filed a written complaint with the Mumbai Crime Branch.
It can be noted that the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Asaduddin Owaisi has been critical of Salman Khan in the past.
Directed by Kabir Khan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan will hit the screens a day prior to Eid on July 17. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles.
The film has courted a lot of controversies even before its release. A local from UP had recently sent a legal notice to Salman and director Kabir Khan raising objections on the title and some scenes in the film stating that Bajrangi stands for a Hindu God and it can’t be linked with Bhaijaan, and that it is hurting Hindu sentiments.
In another incident, a petition seeking a ban on the release of Salman Khan-starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” was recently filed in the Allahabad High Court. The Public Interest Litigation, filed by Chitrakoot-based social activist Anil Pradhan, has alleged that the movie contained scenes which could “hurt religious sentiments of the majority community”.