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Actor Prakash Raj booked in Karnataka for mocking 'Chandrayaan-3'

News Agencies | Updated on: 22 August 2023, 13:08 IST
Prakash Raj

Bagalkot (Karnataka): Actor Prakash Raj has been booked in a police station of Karnataka's Bagalkot district over a social media post, in which he allegedly mocked India's ambitious third lunar mission-- Chandrayaan-3, police said on Tuesday.   

"A complaint has been filed against actor Prakash Raj for his post on the Chandrayaan-3 mission," police said.

"Hindu organisations leaders filed a complaint against the actor in Banahatti police station of Bagalkote district and have demanded action," they added. 

The veteran actor on Sunday took to microblogging site X, sharing a caricature of a man in a shirt and lungi pouring tea.  Sharing the picture, he wrote, “First view just arrived from Chandrayaan .. #VikramLander #justasking.”

Prakash Raj has been facing heavy backlash since then with people saying that the Chandrayaan-3 mission is linked to the country's pride.  Faced with social media outrage Prakash Raj clarified on X that his comments were only intended as a joke.

"Hate sees only Hate...I was referring to a joke of #Armstrong times celebrating our Kerala Chaiwala-which Chaiwala did the Trolls see? if you don't get a joke then the joke is on you..GROW UP #justasking" he posted.


First published: 22 August 2023, 13:08 IST