Amid controversy surrounding statements related to film actor Shah Rukh Khan’s security, the Mumbai Police said on Tuesday that the actor was safe in the city.
“There is no threat to Shah Rukh Khan. He is absolutely safe in Mumbai,” Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh told journalists on the sidelines of a programme. The actor has been provided non-categorised security cover by the police. Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Sadanand Date told The Hindu that the actor’s security cover was withdrawn in the beginning of this month after a routine security review. “It was restored two days ago to the original scale.”
The actor’s statement to a foreign media house about alleged victimisation for belonging to the minority community has sparked controversy in the country and across the border.
Reacting to Malik’s statement, the actor said in a press conference here that “I would like to tell all those who are offering unsolicited advice that we in India are extremely safe and happy. The actor seemed emotional as he read out a lengthy statement, saying, “I do not even understand the basis of this controversy.”