Ayodhya Hindu seer threatened to burn Shahrukh Khan alive

Debjit Mukherjee: The controversy over Shah Rukh Khan’s next film ‘Pathaan’ does not seem to be ending. Amid outrage from politicians and right-wing supporters over the song ‘Besharam Rang’ in the movie, a Hindu seer from Ayodhya has made shocking comments on Khan, who is the leading actor in the movie along with Deepika Padukone. A seer named Paramhans Acharya, who’s reportedly a saint from Tapasvi Chhavni, made startling commentary on the controversy when he said that he would even go to the extent of burning Shah Rukh Khan alive. Paramhans Acharya on Tuesday said that the saffron colour has been insulted in the ‘Besharam rang’ song. “People of our Sanatan Dharma are protesting continuously regarding this. Today we have burnt the poster of Shahrukh Khan. If I get to meet the film Jihadi Shah Rukh Khan, I will burn him alive,” the seer said. Acharya did not stop at that. He went on to say that if Pathan film was released in theatres, he would set them on fire. He also appealed people to boycott the ‘Pathaan’ movie of Shah Rukh Khan. Earlier, the priest of Hanumangarhi, Raju Das, had also protested against the film.