Naseeruddin Shah, who voiced his opinion against the rising mob violence in India, has sparked a huge controversy. The actor has been receiving backlash online and from politicians as well. Some have even called him a traitor. Meanwhile, the actor was supposed to be at the Ajmer Literature Festival on Friday but it was cancelled due to the protests from right-wing organizations.
Naseeruddin Shah arrived in Ajmer to deliver the keynote address at the fifth edition of Ajmer Literature Festival at 2:30 pm on Friday. However, the members of right-wing organizations, protested against the actor and demanded him to apologize for his statements. They burnt the posters of the festival which had Naseeruddin Shah’s photo.
Ras Bihari Gaur, organiser of the event, said that they alerted the cops after the protests began in the morning. But, the protestors had entered the venue of the festival before the scheduled inaugural to disrupt it. So, they were forced to call the veteran actor and requested him to not come to venue.
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