With new complaints and threats against the song being made every day, the controversy surrounding Pathaan’s “Besharam Rang” song won’t go away. Shah Rukh Khan has recently been under fire from Ayodhya seer Paramhans Acharya, who has threatened to burn the actor alive if they ever cross paths. He made the threat on camera, and the footage has gone viral.
“Today we burnt his posters. The movie Pathaan has insulted the saffron colour. If I find jihadi Shah Rukh Khan anywhere, I will burn him alive,” Acharya warned.
Recently, Paramhans Acharya made headlines when he said that he would commit Jal Samadhi unless India was recognised as a Hindu Rashtra. Later, he changed his mind about Jal Samadhi.
The priest of Hanuman Garhi, Mahant Raju Das, had already urged people to set fire to the movie theatres where Pathaan will be shown. “Bollywood and Hollywood always attempt to make fun of the Sanatan religion. The way saffron has been used by Deepika Padukone as a bikini is hurtful to us. What was the necessity to wear saffron as bikini? I appeal to people to boycott the movie,” Raju Das said. “Burn down the theatres where the movie will be screened because otherwise they will not understand. You have to be evil to counter evil.”
In the midst of the uproar, Shah Rukh Khan stated on social media that Pathaan is a highly patriotic film. At the Kolkata International Film Festival, Shah Rukh Khan discussed how negativity enhances social media use without bringing up the subject. On the other side, Deepika Padukone was ridiculed once more for her attire when she was spotted on Sunday announcing the FIFA World Cup trophy.