Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif today (August 1, 2012)
offered prayers at the holy shrine of Sufi saint Khawaja
Moinuddin Chisti here for the success of her upcoming film Ek
It was the first visit by a film celebrity after the
recent controversy following Dargah Diwan's objection to film
stars' visits to the Dargah.
A khadim (priest) of the Dargah, Qubuddin Sakhi, said
that she offered prayer and tied a thread for the success of
her upcoming film, which also stars Salman Khan.
"She spent around ten minutes inside the dargah," he
Last month Dargah Diwan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan had
objected to the visits of film stars and producers to
the shrine to offer prayers for the success of their films.
Read: Ajmer Sharif dargah head objects to visits by film stars
"Dance and films are taboo in Islam and cinema in
general today is promoting obscenity, which is a major reason
behind the rapid degradation of moral values in the society
hence visits by films starts/director/producers for "a kind of
promotion of their work" at the religious place is highly
intolerable," Diwan had said.
Also read: Caretakers object to Ajmer Dargah dewan's views on star visits