Aleader of the Punjab unit of the Shiv Sena has offered Rs 1 lakh to anyone who slaps Bollywood actor Aamir Khan for his comment on ‘growing intolerance’ in the country.
“Any person who slaps Aamir Khan will be rewarded Rs 1 lakh by the Shiv Sena. This is important because no one living in our country should dare to say anything against India.Anyone from the hotel staff or the film crew can slap him and take the reward,” Punjab Shiv Sena chief Rajeev Tandon said on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the Shiv Sena said Tandon’s statement was not the official view of the party. The party said it had nothing to do with the remark made in Ludhiana.
The announcement by Tandon came as Shiv Sena workers earlier protested near a 5-star hotel in Ludhiana where Khan and his crew have been staying during the shooting of the movie ‘Dangal’. The protesters burnt Khan’s posters and disrupted traffic outside the hotel.
“The hotel employees have been told to remain extra vigilant to avoid any suspicious person reaching near Aamir’s room,” a hotel executive was quoted by as saying after the Shiv Sena’s announcement.
Rupinder Kaur Sran, assistant commissioner of police (Ludhiana west), said a quick response team (QRT) consisting of 15 policemen, along with force from Sarabha Nagar police station, is patrolling near the hotel.
Meanwhile, sources said Aamir would leave Ludhiana by late Wednesday or Thursday morning.
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