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The controversy surrounding superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s song ‘Besharam Rang’ from Pathaan was embroiled further after an angry seer from Ayodhya threatened to kill the Bollywood actor by burning him alive.

In a violent statement, the seer, Mahant Paramhans Acharya of Tapasvi Chhavni, has said that he would even go to the extent of burning Shah Rukh Khan alive if he ever met him.

According to IANS, Paramhans Acharya added that the saffron colour, which is associated with the Hindu religion, has been insulted in the 'Besharam Rang' song.

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"People of our Sanatan Dharma are protesting continuously regarding this. Today we have burnt the poster of Shahrukh Khan. If I get to meet the film Jihadi Shah Rukh Khan, I will burn him alive," the seer said to IANS.

Acharya did not stop at that. He also called for a ban on the release of the movie and went on to say that if 'Pathaan' was released in theatres, he would set them on fire.

His statement comes a few days after the priest of Hanuman Garhi, Mahant Raju Das, protested against the Sidharth Anand directorial. Similarly, several other political leaders and groups have objected to Deepika’s saffron bikini in the song Besharam Rang. 

Politicians and right-wing supporters are protesting over saffron-coloured outfits in the song 'Besharam Rang' in the film.

Reacting to the controversy, SRK made a bold statement at KIFF and criticized social media’s tendency for negative reactions. He said all the positive people were and always will be ‘zinda’ (alive).

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This is not the first time the gorgeous Deepika Padukone has been targeted for her movies. She was earlier targeted after a fringe group threatened to chop off her nose for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat.

Pathaan, meanwhile, hits the screens as the big Republic Day release on January 25. Apart from Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, it also features the handsome hunk John Abraham in the leading role.