- Ranbir got trolled for his statement in 2011
- Said in 2011 – I like beef
Director Ayan Mukerji on Wednesday reacted to Bajrang Dal’s protest against Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the Ujjain Mahakaleshwar temple incident. Ayan said, “I was feeling bad that Ranbir and Alia didn’t come with me for darshan. I had gone to the Mahakaleshwar temple before the release of my motion poster and I had promised myself that I would visit again before the release of the film. And both of them were very eager to come with me. But when we reached there and heard all this, I felt that I should go alone because finally I went there to seek blessings and that blessing is for everyone. Feeling bad, I think they too could have come and had their darshan.”
Meanwhile, Alia and Ranbir say nothing about not being able to enter the Mahakaleshwar temple. Ranbir, Alia along with director Ayaan went to the old famous Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. During his visit, the actor faced opposition for his old remark, as in 2011 he had said that he liked ‘beef’. Some social media users searched old archives in which Ranbir had once said in an old interview that he likes to eat beef and made the clip viral on social media. Due to his 11-year-old comment, the actor is currently facing trolls on social media and trolls are taking to Twitter to ask him not to watch his and Alia’s film.
Director Ayan Mukerji went alone to seek blessings as the members of Bajrang Dal said that they would not allow Ranbir and Alia to enter the temple.