Christian community stages protest in Jammu against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan and Bharti Singh



Members of the Christian community staged a protest against actor Raveena Tandon, director-Choreographer Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh here on Sunday for allegedly hurting their religious sentiment during a recent TV show.

The protesters assembled at Shaheedi Chowk in the city and raised slogans to express their anguish against the Bollywood personalities for their alleged blasphemous act, officials said.

They said the protesters, including women, marched in a peaceful procession and later dispersed peacefully.

A second FIR has been registered within a week in Punjab against the trio for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments.

They have also been booked in Beed city of Maharashtra in connection with the show aired on Christmas eve.

On Friday, Khan apologised. “I respect all religions, and it would never be my intention to disrespect any. On behalf of the entire team, Raveena Tandon, Bharti Singh and Myself.. we do sincerely apologise,” the filmmaker tweeted.

Tandon too tweeted, “I haven’t said a word that can be interpreted as an insult to any religion. The three of us (Farah Khan, Bharti Singh and I) never intended to offend anyone, but in case we did, my most sincere apologies to those who were hurt.”