Actor and superstar Hrithik Roshan has been hit with a legal notice due to a Twitter post regarding the Pope.

Hrithik made a wisecrack on Twitter about him having an affair with the Pope in order to dismiss rumours about his love-life. The tweet seems to have enraged certain members of the Christian community as he has had a legal notice filed to him under Section 295A.

The legal notice was filed by Abraham Mathai, the former Vice-Chairman of the States Minorities Commission. Mathai has stated that the statement hurts the Catholic community and that he expects an unconditional apology from Roshan.

It is being speculated that the tweet was a reaction to Kangana Ranaut’s statement about a “silly ex” causing her to lose acting roles.

Hrithik Roshan is yet to comment on the issue.