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Dabangg 2 actor Prakash Raj booked for mocking Chandrayaan-3; Karnataka Police probing the matter

Prakash Raj, who rose to fame by being a part of movies namely Wanted, Singham, and Dabangg 2, is in the news for the wrong reasons. Here’s what exactly happened.

Dabangg 2 actor Prakash Raj booked for mocking Chandrayaan-3; Karnataka Police probing the matter

Filmmaker Prakash Raj. 

Last Updated: 07.44 PM, Aug 22, 2023


In a fresh development, popular actor and filmmaker Prakash Raj has been booked by Karnataka Police for mocking 'Chandrayaan-3' – India’s third lunar mission – on social media. The popular personality is known for his super-expressive nature and does not hesitate to drop his views on social media on a variety of headline-making topics in society.

News agency ANI today confirmed the development and quoted a statement by Karnataka Police which read, “A complaint has been filed against actor Prakash Raj for his post on the Chandrayaan-3 mission."

"Hindu organizations leaders filed a complaint against the actor in Banahatti police station of Bagalkote district and have demanded action," the statement added.

At the moment, Prakash Raj is present at the police station of Karnataka's Bagalkot district.

What is the exact cause of the matter?

This development comes a day after the veteran actor took to microblogging site X, sharing a caricature of a man in a shirt and lungi pouring tea.

Sharing the picture, he wrote, “First view just arrived from Chandrayaan .. #VikramLander #justasking.”

Some netizens believe that the man in the caricature is of former Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief Chairman K Sivan. For those who don’t know, Chandrayaan-2 was launched under Sivan's tenure as ISRO chief in September 2019. The mission had failed in the final stages when Vikram Lander lost communication with the ground state just 2.1 km above the Moon, leaving Indians dejected.

What’s going on now?

Prakash Raj has been facing heavy backlash since then. Though Prakash Raj clarified on X that his comments were only intended as a joke, a certain section of the media refused to believe him.

Meanwhile, Chandrayaan-3 is set to land on the moon on August 23, around 18:04 hours IST.

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