- The authorities of a temple in Bhubaneswar filed a complaint against Bollywood actor Raveena
- The actress, however, refused the allegations
The authorities of a temple in Bhubaneswar filed a First Information Report against Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon for allegedly shooting an advertisement in a “No Camera Zone” inside the premises of the shrine.
The matter came to light when a video of Tandon offering beauty tips inside the temple premises was uploaded on social media. Just after the video went viral, the temple administration lodged an FIR against her at the Lingaraj Police Station.
The actress, however, refused the allegations saying there was no shooting of advertisement at the temple. “It was no agency and no advertising. It was all locals and members of the Mandir Trust and some media who were filming on their mobiles phones and also taking selfies.”
Here’s the tweet that B-Town actress shared on her Twitter account:
Please see the lady in the picture . She is a local and had her mobile phone in her hand . While I did not . pic.twitter.com/w8Ld4awFj6
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) March 6, 2018
She further said that she was not aware of the phone ban in the temple, claiming that even local authorities did not alert her team or raised an objection when photographs were clicked.
“I understand temple authorities are distraught as everyone around me (organizers, security, pandits, locals) were using cellphones, clicking videos, taking selfies. I was not aware of phone ban, hence the issue,” said Raveena Tandon.
Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police Satybrat Bhoi said the police were examining the allegations.
However, Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner YB Khurania said that many people had gathered inside the temple during the Shivratri festival and were clicking photos and videos. Despite a First Information Report the temple administration had filed, the police would not be able to take any action against Tandon or anyone else, he said.
LN Agarwal, an official of Hemraj Advertising, dismissed the claim that Tandon was shooting a commercial. “We met while we were both visiting the temple. While waiting for Prasad, she was casually talking about the heat in Bhubaneswar and saying that the paste of some leaves would make the skin glow,” he added.