Men claiming to be Shiv Sena’s political party workers had complained that a Muslim actor cannot take part in a Hindu play.

Swara backs Nawazuddin slams pathetic mentality which barred him from Ramleela Facebook
Flix Controversy Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 16:35

After Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was reportedly pulled out of a Ram Leela show by men claiming to be Shiv Sena volunteers, actress Swara Bhaskar came out in his support on Tuesday.

Swara took to Twitter to express her disdain for the "pathetic mentality" which disallowed a talented artiste like Nawazuddin Siddiqui from participating in the Ramleela, and hoped that it gets eliminated from the society this Dasara.
 

Nawazuddin posted a clip of him doing some rehearsals for the show in his hometown Budhana in Uttar Pradesh, before he was barred from performing given that he is a Muslim.

Men claiming to be Shiv Sena’s political party workers complained that a Muslim actor cannot be taking part in the Hindu play. Later however, the party chose to distance itself from the incident.

Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray tweeted on Monday that the Shiv Sena did not "endorse the reason" for which Nawazuddin was barred from performing in the Ramleela.

(IANS inputs)

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