Mumbai (ANI): Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan called for truce and peace vis-a-vis the violent protests staged against screening of Shahrukh Khan's movie 'My Name Is Khan', reportedly instigated by activists of Shiv Sena. He said this at a function to mark the launching of 'Bachchan Bol', an initiative to connect him with his fans via mobile and landline phones across the globe at Mumbai on Tuesday.
Bachchan said that the topic has been stretched too far and its time for peace and harmony. "I think this topic has been stretched too far, I think its time to talk about peace, and to talk about harmony. Rather than keep hinting on something, which is not going to get you or me anywhere. So please let's talk about peace and harmony and I hope that it exists. Everything is working out fine," he added.
Shiv Sena activists have been targeting the theatres and warning theatres operators to stop the screening of the movie My Name is Khan. Earlier, they had vandalised a cinema hall and broke the glass showcases heralding the movie.
It may be recalled that Khan, who is also the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, one of the teams competing in the ensuing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), had said that the participant teams should have considered inclusion of players from Pakistan. The comment has invited the wrath of the Shiv Sena, who have threatened to halt the screening of the film in Mumbai.