Actor Prakash Raj clarified on X that his post was intended as a joke. He explained that he was referencing a historical joke from the era of Armstrong, and the humor was centered around Kerala’s chaiwala.
Clarification and Backlash
In response to the criticism, Prakash Raj clarified on X that his post was intended as a joke. He explained that he was referencing a historical joke from the era of #Armstrong, and the humor was centered around Kerala’s chaiwala. However, some individuals on the internet failed to grasp the comedic aspect and deemed it insensitive towards India’s ambitious lunar mission.
Complaint and Police Action
Leaders of Hindu organizations took issue with the post and filed a complaint against Prakash Raj at the Banahatti police station in Bagalkote district. While the police have acknowledged the complaint, it remains to be seen how the situation will unfold legally.
Chandrayaan-3’s Upcoming Lunar Landing
Amidst this controversy, India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission is gearing up for a significant milestone. Scheduled to land on the moon on August 23 at around 18:04 IST, Chandrayaan-3 is a continuation of India’s lunar exploration endeavors.
Live Coverage and Historic Achievement
For those interested in witnessing this historic event, live coverage will be available on various platforms such as the ISRO website, YouTube channel, Facebook, and DD National TV. If successful, India will become the fourth country in the world to achieve a lunar landing, following the footsteps of the United States, Russia, and China. Notably, India will be the sole nation to accomplish a landing on the lunar south pole.
The development of Chandrayaan-3 commenced in January 2020, with an initially planned launch date for 2021. However, the COVID-19 pandemic introduced unexpected delays in the mission’s progress, ultimately leading to its launch on July 14, 2023. The mission was carried out using the GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota at 2:35 PM. As the countdown to the lunar landing continues, all eyes are on this ambitious space endeavor.
Prakash Raj and the Hindi Language Issue
Prakash Raj, a veteran actor known for his work in different languages, including Bollywood, is known for his candidness. However, a three-year-old photo of him has brought him into the midst of a new controversy. In the picture, he wore a T-shirt with a message in Kannada that mentioned Hindi, which sparked debates on social media.
Demand for Action and Prakash Raj’s Response
A lawyer named Shashank Shekhar Jha shared the photo on Twitter, asking if a case had been registered against Prakash Raj for his T-shirt message. Prakash Raj retweeted the lawyer’s post and questioned the imposition of language, stating that he protests if his mother tongue is insulted. This has led to trending discussions about the matter on Twitter.
Prakash Raj’s Stance on Language
In response to the accusations of imposing Hindi, Prakash Raj clarified his perspective. He tweeted that he speaks multiple languages and respects each language’s people. He emphasized that he does not impose his language on anyone and stands up against any disrespect to his own language. He used hashtags like #stopHindiImposition and #justasking.