Raveena Tandon, however, dismissed the allegations saying there was no shooting of advertisement at the temple. “It was no agency and no advertising. It was all locals and members of the Mandir Trust and some media who were filming on their mobiles phones and also taking selfies.”
Raveena Tandon said, “She further said that she was not aware of the phone ban in the temple, claiming that even local authorities did not alert her team or raised an objection when photographs were clicked. “I understand temple authorities are distraught as everyone around me (organisers, security, pandits, locals) were using cellphones, clicking videos, taking selfies. I was not aware of phone ban, hence the issue,”
The incident come to the fore after a video surfaced on social media featuring Tandon offering beauty tips inside the temple premises and it is recorded by a person with a mobile phone. She had visited the temple on Sunday.
“The temple administration has filed a complaint against Raveena Tandon at Lingaraj Police Station for shooting an advertisement film in the no camera zone,” said Rajiv Lochan Parida, the management-in-charge of the temple administration. The incident has also hurt sentiments of the devotees, he said. The Archaeological Survey of India has also launched an investigation into the matter.