Actor Prakash Raj booked in Karnataka over Chandrayaan-3 post

Hindu outfit leaders have filed a complaint against him

prakash-raj-josekutty (File) Prakash Raj | Josekutty Panackal

Facing backlash over a social media post allegedly 'mocking' Chandrayaan-3, actor Prakash Raj has been booked in Karnataka on Tuesday.

Action was taken based on the complaint was filed by leaders of Hindu organisations at the Banahatti police station in Bagalkote district.

Prakash Raj on Sunday posted a caricature of a man in a shirt and lungi pouring tea on X (formerly Twitter).

"First picture coming from the moon…,” he wrote on X.

Since the post, the actor was facing huge backlash in social media. Later, he said in another post that “Hate sees only Hate”.

"Hate sees only Hate.. i was referring to a joke of #Armstrong times.. celebrating our kerala Chaiwala ..which Chaiwala did the TROLLS see ?? .. if you dont get a joke then the joke is on you .. GROW UP #justasking," he posted.

Meanwhile, all eyes are on Chandrayaan-3, India’s lunar mission, as the lander is set to land on the moon 6.04 pm on Wednesday.

With the success of Chandrayaan-3, India will join the Soviet Union, the US and China, the countries that managed to make successful moon landings.

Chandrayaan-3 entered the lunar orbit on August 5. Orbit reduction manoeuvres were carried out on August 6,9, 14 and 16. The crucial and significant separation of the Lander Module from the propulsion module took place on August 17.

The primary objectives of Chandrayaan-3 mission are threefold--to demonstrate safe and soft landing on lunar surface, to demonstrate rover roving on the moon, and to conduct in-situ scientific experiments.

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