Mamata Banerjee links Kajol's 'beef video' with intolerance – Here's what she said

Actress Kajol had earlier this week posted a video of a beef dish that her friend had prepared, but after it attracted negative comments, she clarified on Monday that it was actually buffalo meat.

Mamata Banerjee links Kajol's 'beef video' with intolerance – Here's what she said

South Dinajpur: Days after Kajol was trolled for posting a video of a `beef dish` that her friend had prepared, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday came out in the support of the famous actress.

The CM, however, refrained from taking Kajol's name. However, the reference was obvious enough. Banerjee said it was a dangerous trend that some people were becoming intolerant of food habits of others.

"I won't name the actress. She has worked in many films with Shah Rukh Khan. Recently she had posted a video online following which she was harassed and trolled online. She had to clarify that it was not beef but buffalo meat. It is an alarming situation," Banerjee said.

Addressing a public meeting in North Dinajpur district, the Trinamool Congress supremo added: "She had to as an environment of fear prevails in the country. Some people are trying to dictate to others what they will eat. This is a dangerous situation, an alarming situation."

Actress Kajol had earlier this week posted a video of a beef dish that her friend had prepared, but after it attracted negative comments, she clarified on Monday that it was actually buffalo meat. The 42-year-old actress also issued a statement on Twitter, saying she did not want to hurt religious sentiments.

She subsequently deleted the clip from her Instagram and Facebook accounts.

"A video of me at a friend's lunch said that there was a beef dish at the table. That's a miscommunication. What was shown was buffalo meat, that is legally available meat.

"I'm issuing this clarification because this is a sensitive matter that may hurt religious sentiments, which is not my intention," Kajol wrote.

Beef is banned in Maharashtra and other parts of the country.

(With Agency inputs)