Mast Mast girl’s ad act in Lingaraj takes ugly turn

Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon walked into controversy after a video clip of her shooting for a commercial on the 11th Century Lingaraj Temple premises went viral on the social media on Monday.

Published: 06th March 2018 03:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2018 03:59 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR:Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon walked into controversy after a video clip of her shooting for a commercial on the 11th Century Lingaraj Temple premises went viral on the social media on Monday.The video was apparently shot on a mobile phone which is prohibited on the temple premises. In the three-minute clip, Raveena is seen offering beauty tips.

Video grab of the advertisement

While the shoot was believed to be part of a commercial of an ad agency, the breach of protocol left the temple authorities fuming who have started an investigation.Raveena was in the City to attend a film award function and visited Lingaraj Temple on Sunday when the video was shot.

The temple management said, it was not aware of the actor’s visit to the shrine. “We were not informed that she would be visiting the temple. A three-minute commercial video of the actor was reportedly shot during her visit to the temple on Sunday,” Executive Officer of the temple administration Rajiv Lochan Parida told The Express.

Since only sevayats are allowed to carry mobile phones inside the temple, the incident has exposed the lax security measures at the 11th century Shiva Peetha which is thronged by thousands everyday.“We are investigating how the actor took the mobile phone inside despite presence of police personnel at the entry point and managed to shoot the video inside the temple,” Parida said.

He, however, informed that the temple administration has not lodged a police complaint in this regard yet. “Further action will be taken after we complete our internal probe,” Parida said. Incidentally, the video went viral after the advertisement agency uploaded the clip on social media sites. Sources said apart from shooting the commercial, several pictures of the actor were also clicked on the temple premises.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp