Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan's film My Name is Khan is akin to controversy. First, it was the Shiv Sena, who threatened to ban the film, then joined the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and now Orissa unit of the Bajrang Dal.
The latest news is that Orissa unit of the Bajrang Dal has threatened to disrupt the screening of My Name is Khan in the state if Shahrukh fails to offer apology for supporting the inclusion of the Pakistani cricketers in the IPL.
Subash Chouhan, national co-convenor of the Bajrang Dal, said that they would not allow the screening of My Name is Khan in the state unless Shahrukh apologise for his comments. He added that the actor acted like an agent to Pakistan by raising his voice for the cause of its cricketers.
Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena activists attacked some theatres in Mumbai yesterday for opening advance booking in spite of the promise by its chief Bal Thackeray that it would allow the screening of the film. The incident took place right on the face of the Mumbai police, who had earlier promised full protection to the theatres screening the film.
My Name is Khan, which brings the incredible screen pair Shahrukh and Kajol together after eight long years, is scheduled for release this Friday (February 12). It is produced by Karan Johar.