Actor Prakash Raj has been booked at a police station in Karnataka’s Bagalkot district over a social media post allegedly mocking the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) ambitious third moon mission – Chandrayaan-3. Police said on Tuesday.
As Chandrayaan-3 managed to create history by landing on the Moon’s South Pole, Prakash tweeted a cartoon image of a man wearing a vest and lungi serving tea, which he described as “coming from the moon”. The first picture he said, subtly mocking her. Vikram lander from Chandrayaan 3 mission. A complaint has now been filed in this regard.
ANI reported: “A complaint has been filed against actor Prakash Raj for his post in the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Leaders of Hindu organizations filed a complaint against him at Banhatti police station in Bagalkot district and demanded action.
Prakash Raj’s tweet:
In his tweet, the veteran actor shared the cartoon and wrote, “Breaking news: – First picture of the moon comes from #VikramLander Wowwww #justasking.” The post was later criticized by users who termed his comment as insulting, saying that the Chandrayaan-3 mission is associated with the country’s pride.
The problem with hate is that once you start hating someone, eventually the hate becomes so strong that you start hating everyone. They have forgotten the difference between individual, ideological and national achievement. Everything looks the same! Sad to see a talented actor behaving like this!” Comedian Apoorva Gupta commented.
Another user clarified that Chandrayaan 3 is ISRO’s mission and is not affiliated with any political party, writing: “Prakash ji, this Chandrayaan mission is ISRO’s, not BJP’s. If it succeeds, it is for India, not for any party. Why.” Do you want this mission to fail?
BJP is only ruling party. It will go away one day. But ISRO will exist for years and make us proud. In search of truth, one forgets basic nationalism. India’s failure should not be a victory. Keep ISRO away from this political hate.”
According to ISRO, Chandrayaan-3 will land on the moon on August 23 around 18:04 IST. This will make India the fourth country in the world after the US, Russia and China to achieve this feat. Also, India will be the only country in the world to land on the South Pole of the Moon.
The main goals of the Chandrayaan-3 mission are threefold: to demonstrate a safe and smooth landing on the lunar surface; Demonstration of rover walks on the moon and science experiments at the site.