Riteish Deshmukh recently visited Raigad fort and clicked pictures with the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He had also posted a picture where he is seen taking blessings of the Maratha warrior. But, then there are other pictures too on the social media where we can see him others posing near the statue and well, the picture has faced wrath of some politicians because of which Riteish had to put up a post and apologise.
Visited Raigad Fort this morning, the capital of Maratha Empire. It’s an unimaginable high to feel the presence of one of the greatest warriors born in India Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Nothing is more invigorating than bowing down and seeking his blessings. pic.twitter.com/MLAZ9MD8VF— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 5, 2018
He has stated that they only had devotion in their mind while clicking the pictures and still if they have hurt anyone’s sentiments then he is sorry for it.
रायगडावरील सिंहासनाच्या चौथऱ्यावर बसून महाराजांच्या मुर्तीकडे पाठ करुन काढलेले काही सेलिब्रेटिंचे फोटो प्रसिद्ध झाले आहेत. हे खरोखरच निंदनीय आहे.— Sambhaji Chhatrapati (@YuvrajSambhaji) July 6, 2018
आज होणाऱ्या रायगड विकास प्राधिकरणाच्या बैठकीत खास नियमावली तयार करण्यात येणार असून त्यातील नियम सर्वांना बंधनकारक असतील. pic.twitter.com/c1i5uMkp9R
A BJP MP, a descendant of the Maratha king, took to Twitter to express his displeasure over the pictures. He has tweeted that some celebs took pictures with the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, with their backs to the same, which is condemnable. Even Riteish faced the flak from others.
Well, looks like Riteish didn’t want any controversy and that’s why opted to apologise and end the matter. Talking about his movies, he will next be seen in Total Dhamaal which also stars Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi and Esha Gupta. It is slated to release on December 7, 2018.
#RiteshDeshmukh चित्रपटाचे प्रमोशन करताना तारतम्य बाळगावे...— Mahaveer Shrishrimal (@mahaveer_ss) July 6, 2018
रायगडावरील मेघडंबरी हे प्रेक्षणीय स्थळ नाही, वंदनीय आणि नतमस्तक व्हावे, अशी जागा आहे; याचे भान असावे !#म #मराठी@Riteishd @shivsamartha @Dharkari_ @SG_HJS pic.twitter.com/3dkCMLlwJR