The Punjab unit of the Shiv Sena on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh per slap for anyone slapping actor Aamir Khan over his recent remarks on “intolerance” in India.
The announcement was made during the Sena’s protest outside hotel MBD Radisson Blu in Ludhiana where Aamir is staying. He is camping in Ludhiana for the shooting of his upcoming movie, Dangal.
During the protest, Shiv Sena workers allegedly used derogatory language against the actor and burnt his photographs.
Rajeev Tandon, Punjab chairman, Shiv Sena, claimed that “any person who will slap Aamir Khan will get Rs 1 lakh for each slap from the Shiv Sena”.
Tandon said, “We give an opportunity to the manager and employees of the hotel and also the team of his film to slap Aamir and get Rs 1 lakh from us. The courageous and patriotic persons who will slap Aamir Khan in Ludhiana will get Rs 1 lakh reward per slap from us.”
The hotel management were a harried lot on Wednesday, as the Shiv Sena workers blocked traffic in front of the hotel and raised slogans against Aamir.
Manav Inder Singh Guram, manager, marketing and communications, MBD Group, told The Indian Express, “We have complete coordination with the police and they are being updated on the situation. The hotel employees have also been told to remain extra vigilant to avoid any suspicious person reaching near Aamir’s room. The actor was not in the hotel when the protest took place. The number of police personnel at the hotel have been increased from four to eight.”
Rupinder Kaur Sran, assistant commissioner of police (Ludhiana west), said a quick response team (QRT) consisting of 15 policemen, along with force from Sarabha Nagar police station, is patrolling near the hotel.
Meanwhile, sources said Aamir would leave Ludhiana by late Wednesday or Thursday morning.