Terrorist threat to Khans of Bollywood
According to reports, the Indian Mujahideen recently warned four leading Muslim actors, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan, that if they did not stop working in Indian films, they would pay the price.
The threat has been taken seriously and the actors have been cautious and taken some security measures. However, there have been no reports that the Khans refrain from working in films. Saif said he would rather be shot than not do a shot in Films.
Interestingly, most of the popular cinema in the past few years that has had patriotic or nationalistic theme, including the movies that have already attained cult status – Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, Chak De India – have had one of the Khans playing the lead character. And that character has stood for the spirit of modern India.