Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, who leads the organisation in charge of the Ajmer shrine in Rajasthan, said that celebrity pilgrims were appealing for movies that often featured immoral subjects that insulted Islam. “Many film stars come here with a CD or DVD of their work and offer it while praying for the success of the film or serial, whatever it is, which is absolutely against the Islamic law,” Khan said.
“They are using the holy place, a prime centre of religious belief, for purely commercial purposes and for degrading moral values among people,” he added. “Most of the films today are full of obscenity, double meaning words and expressions,” Khan explained. “It is hateful and sinful, I strongly condemn and object to the visit of film actors, actresses, directors and producers to the dargah (shrine) to seek blessings for such things which are taboo.”