Karnataka police book veteran actor for his social media post on Indian lunar mission

Bengaluru: Indian police have booked veteran actor Prakash Raj in Bagalkot district of Karnataka state over a social media post in which he mocked India’s ambitious lunar mission – Chandrayaan-3.

The police said a complaint has been filed against actor Prakash Raj for his post on the Chandrayaan-3 mission. “Hindu organisations leaders filed a complaint against the actor in Banahatti police station of Bagalkote district and have demanded action,” the police said.

The veteran actor on Sunday while sharing on microblogging site X a caricature of a man in a shirt and lungi pouring tea wrote, “First view just arrived from Chandrayaan .. #VikramLander #justasking.” He has been facing severe backlash since then with people saying that the Chandrayaan-3 mission is linked to India’s pride.

Following the social media outrage, Prakash Raj clarified on X that his comments were only intended as a joke.

As per the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Chandrayaan-3 is set to land on the moon on Wednesday (August 23), around 18:04 hours Indian Standard Time.


Source- https://www.kmsnews.org/kms/2023/08/22/karnataka-police-book-veteran-actor-for-his-social-media-post-on-indian-lunar-mission.html