Shiv Sena activists on Tuesday attacked cinema theatres at several places in Mumbai that will screen Shah Rukh Khan’s “My Name Is Khan”. Sena mobs attacked and damaged the booking windows of the Mehul Theatre in Mulund and staged noisy protests outside Shreyas Theatre in Ghatkopar, both in the suburbs. Groups of Sena activists were also seen protesting and shouting slogans in Kanjurmarg, Bandra, Khar and other parts of the city. The police arrested 46 Sena activists in connection with the protests.
Producer-director Karan Johar had called on Police Commissioner D. Shivanandhan who assured full security at the 63 cinemas and multiplexes in Maharashtra that will showcase the movie “My Name Is Khan”. Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan also promised a smooth release of the film set to hit theatres this Friday. Additional police personnel are being drafted to secure theatres from February 12 onwards.