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Ayan Mukerji Reacts To The Protest Against Alia Bhatt & Ranbir Kapoor At Ujjain Temple

Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji addresses the ongoing boycott calls against his film Brahmastra and the protest against Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.

Brahmastra: On Tuesday, Brahmastra actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt went out to seek blessings at Mahakaleshwar Temple with Ayan Mukerji, however, the two were stopped in their way by the protestors who cited that the actors must be refrained from entering the temple’s premises due to Ranbir’s famous-infamous “beef” remark. While during a recent press conference Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji opened up on the issue and expressed his disappointment on the same.

Ayan Mukerji Finally Addresses The Protest Against Ranbir-Alia At Ujjain Temple

Just a few days before the release of the much-anticipated film, Brahamstra the Bollywood couple Ranbir and Alia faced a massive protest outside the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. Apparently, the Brahmastra duo were stopped entering the temple due to Ranbir’s previous comment on eating “Beef”.

While during a recent press conference in New Delhi, the Brahmastra director and writer, Ayan Mukerji addressed the ongoing boycott calls against his film Brahmastra and the recent protests against Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.

Ayan said, “I have to request you that I want to answer this question. I want to take this question because today we are here to talk about Brahmastra. And, as the filmmaker and the creator of this film, I feel it’s important we keep our conversation around Brahmastra. In Madhya Pradesh, I was feeling really bad that Ranbir and Alia did not come with me for darshan to Mahakaleshwar temple. I had gone to Mahakal before the release of Brahmastra’s motion poster. That time also I was coming to Delhi and I had told myself that before the release of the film, I’d definitely go again and both of them (Ranbir-Alia) very keen to come with me.”

Ayan stated that he felt bad for both Alia and Ranbir, he further added, “Till the end, they were very keen that they will come but when we reached there and we heard about this, I felt that let me go alone, eventually I had gone to seek blessings and energy for the film and that blessing is for everybody. I did not want to take Alia there in the current condition so I went alone. I felt very bad and when I went I did feel that they could have also come and gotten their darshans.”

He concluded by saying, “In Brahmastra, we have this line, ‘The light is coming’ and by light, we mean everything that is positive and spiritual in this life. And with this whole marketing effort and this film, I feel we must only spread warmth and positivity because that is what we all want and that is what the whole world needs. I truly think that we worked so hard on this film and there is so much celebration of Indian culture in this film that I feel every single person is going to feel that positivity. I want to keep this really positive and that positive energy of the film will touch everyone,” 

Ranbir Kapoor’s Eating “Beef” Comment

For the unversed, in 2011 Brahmastra actor Ranbir Kapoor was promoting his film, Rockstar, and during one of the interviews, the actor said that he is a big fan of “beef” since he and his family is from Peshawar. He said, “My family is from Peshawar, so a lot of Peshawari food has come with them. I am a mutton, paya, and beef fan. Yeah, I am a big beef fan”. Apparently, the old video of his interview is now making rounds on the internet and is facing a lot of criticism from the netizens.

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