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Updated: February 4, 2010 21:44 IST

Police protection sought for screening of ‘My Name is Khan’

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Shiv Sena activists burn posters of Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming movie 'My Name is Khan' in Amritsar on Tuesday
PTI Shiv Sena activists burn posters of Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming movie 'My Name is Khan' in Amritsar on Tuesday

BJP leader Shaina N.C., along with representatives of Fox Star Studios, today met the State police chief seeking protection for actor Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film ‘My Name is Khan’, in the backdrop of Shiv Sena’s threat to disrupt its screening.

Fox Star Studios is the distributor of the movie, scheduled to be released on February 12.

Director General of Police A.N. Roy has assured complete security to the screening of the movie at all theatres across the State.

“He (Roy) said full protection would be given to theatres and there would not be any disruption during the movie’s screening at any theatre in the State,” Fox Star Studios India CEO, Vijay Singh said.

Ms. Shaina, who accompanied the team, said director Karan Johan and Shah Rukh were her good friends, and she came here in their support.

“If there are any issues, they can be sorted out through a dialogue. Violence can not be a solution,” she said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Roy was unavailable for comment.

Shiv Sena has came down heavily on Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, an IPL franchise, after he favoured the inclusion of Pakistani cricketers for the tournament’s third season.

Angered over his comments, Sena has threatened theatre owners to stall the movie’s screening and demanded an apology from him.

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