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Rakhi Sawant’s Bathroom Controversy

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Rakhi Sawant and controversies are inseperable. In fact you may go so far as to say, that hadn’t it been for her controversies, Rakhi Sawant wouldn’t have been able to survive and get noticed in the Bollywood industry.

From acting in B-grade Bollywood movies, to the item-girl of Bollywood blockbusters, to the Big Boss reality show and to Koffee with Karan. Rakhi Sawant has come a long way. And had it not been for her numerous controversies, I do not feel Rakhi would have been able to make it.

Rakhi Sawant

And now, the item girl is in the middle of another controversy for hurting religious sentiments of Buddhists.

In a television show, Rakhi Ki Raisi, that was aired on April 28, viewers were given a glimpse into her lavish and ostentatious lifestyle. While taking the TV crew around the house, Rakhi also took them to her bathroom, where she had kept a statuette of Buddha. A section of viewers in Amravati took strong objection to this, tagging it an “insulting” gesture.

On Monday, a large number of Dalits led by Dilip Edatkar and Dadasaheb Kshirsagar staged demonstrations against Rakhi at the district collectorate. The demonstrators tore and burnt her effigy and posters and hit placards of her pictures with shoes and slippers.

According to sources, Mahesh Tayade of Dalit Panthers lodged a complaint against Rakhi with Frezarpura police station. In his complaint, Tayade stated that by keeping a statuette of Lord Buddha in her bathroom, Rakhi has hurt the religious sentiments of the community and she must seek public apology.

A case was also been registered against Rakhi in the Amaravati district of Maharashtra for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Buddhists.

The case was filed under Section 295 of the Indian Penal Code for intending to insult a religion.

According to media reports the police has still not taken any action.

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  1. Comment by Reena

    I understand the sentiments of the Buddhists who have protested about the Buddha statue kept in Rakhi Sawant’s bathroom. The only thing I do not understand is why they did not protest that a very famous bar in Miami and in Dubai is called Buddha Bar. The bar has statues of Lord Buddha everywhere.

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