Yes you read it right! Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members on February 3, protested against the ongoing shooting of Shahrukh Khan's film Raees in Bhuj for his remarks in 'Intolerant India''.
According to PTI, ''Around 20-30 VHP activists had handed over a memorandum to district officers and demanded withdrawal of the permission given for the shooting of the film on Tuesday.''
Shahrukh Khan's Raees will release on this Eid along with Salman Khan's Sultan.
(In Pic-Shahrukh Khan posing with a fan on the sets of Raees)
Rumour has it that Salman Khan might postpone the release of Sultan.
(In Pic-Superstar Shahrukh Khan snapped on the sets of Raees)
Pakistani actress Mahira Khan is making her Bollywood debut with Shahrukh Khan's Raees.
(In Pic-Shahrukh Khan snapped on the sets of his film)
According to recent reports Mahira Khan is playing the role of Shahrukh Khan's wife in the movie.
(In Pic-Shahrukh Khan clicked on the sets of Raees)
The film is set in 1980s Gujarat. It tells the story of the eponymous cruel and clever bootlegger (Shahrukh Khan).
In Pic-Shahrukh Khan)
Raees is directed by Rahul Dholakia and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Gauri Khan and Farhan Akhtar.
(In Pic-Shahrukh Khan with a fan)
The movie faced some protest in Bhuj recently because of Shahrukh Khan's comment on 'Intolerant India'.
(In Pic-A still from Raees)
''They protested outside the district collector's office pressing for the same demand. They shouted slogans against the actor and also burnt and tore his posters.''
Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) M B Parmar confirmed the news and said. "From the Collector's office they wanted to go to the place where the shooting is on, which is on the outskirts of the Bhuj city, but we have stopped them and dispersed them."
Gujarat VHP general secretary Ranchod Bharwad said, "He should think, living in this country which gave him name, fame and riches; if he goes on speaking about non-existent intolerance, the VHP will never forgive.''
Shahrukh Khan on his 50th birthday had told a leading daily, ''It is stupid to be intolerant and this is our biggest issue, not just an issue... Religious intolerance and not being secular in this country is the worst kind of crime that you can do as a patriot,"
The actor further added, "People put words into the air even before thinking and here is a secular country. Here's a country perhaps for the last 10 years that is on the cusp of going beyond what we think."
"We may talk about freedom of speech, but people come outside my house and throw stones. We will never be a superpower if we are not going to believe that all religions are equal,'' he said.