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Line Producer Issues Clarification On Salman Khan’s Dabangg 3 Shivling Row Uproar

It’s been less than a week since the shooting for Salman Khan’s next, Dabangg 3 went on the floors and shooting for the film began in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. However, the film has already landed in murky waters after photos of a Shivling covered with wooden planks, made its way on the web, especially on social media websites.

The photos seemed to have rubbed a few individuals the wrong way who felt offended and have asked that the Bollywood superstar be arrested for hurting religious sentiments. Now, the line producer of the film, has issued a clarification on the matter and insisted that the plank was put there to protect the ‘shivling’ and ensure that no one even accidentally walks on or through it.

“We had constructed the perimeter for the Shivlinga and had put the two people on the side to guard it to avoid people from walking on it. We had no intention of hurting anyone’s religious sentiments and we have relocated the set,” Harsh Dave, who is a line producer in Salman Khan’s Dabangg 3, tweeted.

Earlier, BJP leader from MP, Rameshwar Sharma, was the one who asked for Salman Khan’s arrest for hurting religious sentiments of Hindu. He also said in his statement that such issues have drastically increased ever since the Kamal Nath-led Congress government took the reigns in the state (MP).

In reponse to Sharma’s critical words, Congress media chief, Shobha Oza, refused to even counter his statement and simply said the following on the accusations by the BJP leader. “We are not required to respond to Sharma’s statement, but due to narrow mindset of BJP leaders, the state did not see development during the 15-year rule of the party,” she said.

Meanwhile, Dabangg 3 shooting is wrapped in Madhya Pradesh. The team with Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and producer Arbaaz Khan and others, shot for the title track and an action sequence in the film. The next schedule of the film is going to be in Wai, Maharashtra. Set to release in December 2019, Dabangg 3 stars Kannada actor Sudeep as the main antagonist.

The film will trace the back story of Salman Khan’s character Chulbul Pandey. According to reports, Chulbul Pandey was a goon with a heart of gold before he became a police officer. Incidentally, Dabangg 3 also has another actress who will feature as a love interest from Chulbul Pandey’s past.

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