04/01/2015 2:49 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Tamil Groups Protest Outside Salman Khan's House Over Mahinda Rajapaksa Support

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Indian Bollywood film actor Salman Khan (L) chats with Sri Lankan Bollywood film actress Jacqueline Fernandez at a free medical clinic organised to drum up support for President Rajapakse who is seeking re-election at a January 8, 2015 poll, in the capital Colombo on December 29, 2014. President Rajapakses campaign suffered the worst setback so far when his main Muslim political ally ditched his coalition December 28, 2014 and pledged support to the main opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena. AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tamil people staged protest against Salman Khan in front of the Bollywood superstar's residence in Mumbai Sunday for supporting Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Some Tamils are upset with the "Wanted" star, who recently visited Sri Lanka to campaign for Rajapaksa, ahead of the presidential election in the island-country.

Security has been increased outside Salman's Galaxy apartment because of the protest, which began Sunday morning from around 10 a.m.

An official from the Bandra police station told IANS: "Yes, today (Sunday) morning a few police were present for protection at Salman's residence during the protest and a few people who protested have been detained by the police and their inquiry is going on".

Salman was present in Sri Lanka along with his "Kick" co-star Jacqueline Fernandez, who is a former Sri Lankan beauty queen.