June 08, 2023: The head priest at Telangana’s Chilkur Balaji Temple described as ’condemnable’ and raised objections to the ’Adipurush’ filmmaker reportedly kissing actress Kriti Sanon at Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirupati on June 7.
"This is a condemnable act. Even a husband and wife do not go there (temple) together. You can go to a hotel room and do it. Your behaviour is like insulting Ramayan and Goddess Sita," the head priest said.
The filmmaker was seen kissing Kriti Sanon goodbye outside the temple premises.
Several videos of the act were shared on social media, which led to an uproar, with BJP State Secretary Ramesh Naidu criticising the sight but later deleting his tweet.
Team ’Adipurush’ unveiled the final trailer of the film in Tirumala on June 6 and it was a rather spectacular show.
On Wednesday, director Om Raut and Kriti Sanon were spotted at Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirupati for darshan.
In a video that has now gone viral, the filmmaker can be seen kissing Kriti on her cheek as he bid her goodbye. This didn’t go down well with a section of netizens.
Taking offence at the public display of affection, BJP State Secretary Ramesh Naidu Nagothu questioned if the act was necessary.
Meanwhile, Kriti Sanon took to social media and dropped a photo of herself from the event.
She also penned a gratitude note for the love she received and her Tirupati temple visit.