Salman not bothered by protests against ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ title


Salman Khan’s soon-to-be-released film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ seems to have sent some Hindu right wing groups up in arms against the film.

Apparently, the title of the Kabir Khan directorial has angered Vishwa Hindu Parishad and its youth wing Bajrang Dal who have demanded that the title be changed as it hurt Hindu sentiments, and also threatened to launch a protest to stop its screening.

A resident of Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh has also sent a legal notice to the actor, director and producer Yash Raj Films demanding that ‘Bhaijaan’ be removed from the title, besides snipping out other objectionable scenes from the movie.

However, Salman and the makers are least bothered about it. “If they are a religious group then the basic thing they should know that every religion respects the other person’s religion,” Salman said during the launch event of the film’s Eid song ‘Aaj Ki Party’.

“Every religion preaches only one thing: ‘to follow your religion and to be respectful and to respect the other person’s beliefs and religion.’ I don’t think anyone can protest on this,” the actor added.

Salman plays the role of a Hanuman devotee in the film which also casts Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film is slated to hit screens on the eve of Eid on July 17.

Meanwhile, fans on Twitter have also reacted to the situation.

One user wrote, “Vishwa Hindu Parishad & Bajrang Dal types of committee always create controversy in the name of religious sentiment which nobody has in real,” while another posted a tongue-in-cheek remark asking the Bajrang Dal to keep protesting as they were doing publicity for the film.