Muslim devotees in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh have been asked not to watch Salman Khan’s movies on Eid.
According to sources, Muslim cleric, who did not indulge in any political controversy, claimed that Eid is the time to celebrate with family. Clarifying their stand, the clerics asked their devotees not to throng to cinema theatres on Eid while their family members are left alone at home.
Media reports, however, informed that the maulavis did not take Salman Khan’s name directly. According to reports, the maulavis in Bhopal had sent a message to thousands of their devotees gathered at Bhopal`s Eidgah for the Id-ul-Fitr namaaz- not to watch any films on Eid.
Without naming Salman Khan, the maulavis said “Har saal uski film release hoti hai” (every year his film is released on Eid). Hence, he requested the devotees to stop watching films on Eid. According to experts, the directions for the Muslim devotees may create problem for Salman Khan’s recent movie Kick which was released during Ramzan and has already entered the Rs 100 crore club.
Media reports informed that such messaged by the clerics were circulated through mobile phones and other social networking sites. The message says, “don’t go and watch his films on Eid and he will stop releasing his films on Eid.” Earlier the Bollywood actor faced such Muslim clerics’s wrath when his another movie Jai Ho was released.
The movie did not do well in boxoffice and many experts had claimed that maulavis allegedly had circulated anti-Salman messages. It was said that maulavis were upset with the actor as he was spotted with the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.