Published By: Chirag Sehgal
Last Updated: January 20, 2024, 16:04 IST
Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be inaugurated on January 22. (Photo Credits: Instagram)
Paparazzi captured Shalin Bhanot cleaning a local Ram Temple ahead of the much-awaited inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
Television actor Shalin Bhanot, who spent nearly five months in the Bigg Boss 16 house, experienced a rollercoaster journey in the reality show. Despite challenges, the actor earned a massive fan base for his stint in the show. Post his exit, the Saat Phere star continues to make headlines, not just for his professional work but also for his humanitarian efforts. Recently, paparazzi captured Shalin cleaning a local Ram Temple ahead of the much-awaited inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Following the trend set by other actors and politicians cleaning temples nationwide, Shalin also decided to follow the similar path and earned praise from his admirers for his commitment towards community service.
A paparazzi page shared a video of Shalin wiping the temple floor with a red cloth. The actor opted for a simple look, wearing a sleeveless white t-shirt and black jeans. Two little girls joined him in the special task, who were also seen cleaning the floor under his guidance. Shalin even appreciated their efforts while instructing them. As the actor cleaned on the floor, Ram Siya Ram from Adipurush could be heard playing in the background.
In response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for cleaning every place of worship before the Ram Mandir inauguration on January 22, politicians and celebrities have actively joined the initiative. PM Modi himself was seen cleaning the Kalaram Temple in Nashik, Maharashtra, alongside other BJP members. Bollywood star Jackie Shroff, along with Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, was also captured participating in the cleanliness drive and cleaned a temple in Mumbai.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister will play a key role in the Pran Prathishtha ceremony in Ayodhya and several Bollywood celebrities have been invited to attend the inauguration of the Ram Mandir. Expected guests include Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Tiger Shroff, Jackie Shroff, Amitabh Bachchan, Ram Charan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda, Rajinikanth, Anupam Kher, Ayushmann Khurrana, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Subhash Ghai, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Although Shalin Bhanot may not be on the guest list for the inauguration ceremony, his recent work in cleaning a local Ram Temple ahead of the event has received praise. The actor has been previously seen visiting various prominent temples, including ISKCON and Kashi Vishwanath.