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Beef Tweets Land Senior Actor In A Meaty Row

Bollywood actor tweeted about exercising a personal choice and keeping religion out of meal choices and politics, leading to a strong reaction from both sides those who see beef as a non-issue and those who feel strongly against it.

It compelled the actor to qualify and clarify his stand on the issue in multiple tweets through much of Monday as well as Tuesday. He was still replying to some tweets on the issue on Wednesday.

It all began with this tweet posted on Sunday from his handle @chintkaps: "I am angry .Why do you equate food with religion?? I am a beef eating Hindu. Does that mean I am less God fearing then a non eater? Think!!". This got 416 retweets.

The responses ranged from full support to respectful disagreement. There were some who in their disagreement chose to post abusive tweets targeting Kapoor and his family as well.

"Cow slaughter BAN in Maharashtra has been there for many years. Wld be good if you understand the issue before getting angry sir," replied @sinsinwati.

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