Just days after accusing the makers of ‘Kabali’ of copying the poster of ‘Madaari’, Mr. Khan is inviting a lot of hate for his recent comments on fasting Muslims made during the promotions of his movie.

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This is what the actor said while promoting the movie in Jaipur:

“Rather than fasting during Ramzan, people should self-introspect. Animals are being slaughtered on the name of qurbaani during Muharram. We, Muslims, have made a mockery of Muharram. It is meant for mourning and what we do? Take out (tajiya) processions.”

While it is true that some Islamic rituals and traditions are too violent, it does not necessarily mean that the entire Muslim community feels the same.

Irrfan, however, further questioned the context of these religious beliefs saying:

“Nowadays we have lost the relevance behind such religious activities and perform these rituals without knowing the meaning behind them. Why are Muslims are silent against the issue of terrorism,” he asked.

Clerics in his hometown Jaipur slammed the actor for making unnecessary comments on the religion.

“It would be better if he concentrates on his film career and not make random statements about our religion. He is doing this just for the publicity of his upcoming movie,” said Khatri, state secretary of Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Hind.

rrfan Khan, who has stirred a controversy with his comments on Ramzan and Muharram, telegraphed in his tweets on Friday that he was not about to back down.

“Clerics don’t scare me. Thank God I don’t live in a country governed by religious contractors,” he tweeted.

Khan said his statement that superstar Rajinikanth’s film Kabali has stolen the poster of his upcoming film Madaariwas a mere joke.

“I respect Rajinikanthji, as a human and as an actor, and what I said about the poster was a joke. I want to clarify that the poster which I talked about was made by one of his fan clubs,” Irrfan told reporters during an event to promote Madaari.

Recently Irrfan had said makers of Rajnikanth’s film “stole the poster” of his upcoming movie.

Both the posters feature the lead actors, Irrfan and Rajinikanth, with numerous buildings and skyscrapers placed horizontally on them.