A group of right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal protested against Salman Khan's upcoming Eid release "Bajrangi Bhaijaan". Raising slogans, the group demanded that the film's title be changed as it hurts Hindu sentiments.
They threatened to launch a massive protest and stop the screening of the film unless the movie's title is changed. This comes close on the heels of a PIL against the film by a local from Chitrakoot, UP.
He has sent a legal notice to Salman, Yash Raj Films and director Kabir Khan demanding that 'Bhaijaan' be removed from the title, besides dropping other objectionable scenes.
It's sort of a deja-vu moment for Bolylwood lovers as sometime towards the end of 2014 and early 2015, Bajrang Dal had protested against Aamir Khan's PK. And now, it's Salman Khan's film which is facing their ire.
Salman's Eid release will see the actor playing a Bajrang Bali devotee who takes on the task of returning a little girl to her family in Pakistan.
The highly anticipated movie, which marks the reunion of Salman and Kabir after their 2012 superhit action film "Ek Tha Tiger", will release on July 17.